Opera releases version 6.0 for Linux

Internet browser company Opera Software released on Tuesday the latest version of its browser for Linux users.

Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1 boasts increased speed and exclusive features for Linux users, including displaying non-Roman alphabets for the first time by supporting the Unicode Worldwide Character Set. Opera is hoping to give other browsers a run for their money in Asia Pacific and Eastern European markets.

According to Dean Kakridas, Opera's vice president desktop products, the previous version of Opera for Linux, Opera 5, was downloaded by one million Linux users.

"Opera 5 for Linux has been incredibly popular among our Linux desktop users, and we are very happy to see that one million have downloaded and installed Opera. There is clearly a demand for a better Internet experience in the Linux community," he said in a statement.

As well as support for Unicode, other features of the new browser include improved plug-in support, more keyboard shortcuts, more Linux-specific mouse gestures, improved window handling (allowing you to alt-tab between open Opera browsers) and cookie management, improved bookmark management, and a new look and feel allowing personalisation of the Opera buttons, skins, and panels.

Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1 is available as a free download at Opera's Web site at www.opera.com.

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