What does Christmas have to do with a browser? Apparently everything. Opera has released a new version of their desktop browser, version 11.60 and is using the upcoming season to spread the word. “It’s better to give than to receive, so why not give that special someone a new browser,” says Jan Standal, VP of desktop products at Opera Software. “People spend more time working with their browser than they do with their car, so it makes sense to shop around and consider their options. If your best friend drove a Yugo, you’d help them find something else, right?” The company has released a list of reasons to try Opera for the first time for users who have never used the browser before. These include, “No assembly required”, “your current browser is so fat it can't slide down the chimney” and a personal favourite, “Justin Beiber doesn't use it”.
Straight from the North Pole
New features in Opera 11.60 include the ability to add preferred sites to the Speed Dial by clicking the new Star button and the redesign of
Opera's e-mail client. The new version also includes the new HTML5 parsing algorithm, which helps unify coding discrepancies among browsers. Finally, they have added new network code to establish secure connections smarter and thus boosting speed on SSL sites. To
download Opera version 11.60 for your desktop, go to http://www.opera.com/.