Beta Version Of Opera 6.0 Now Shipping

Opera Software has released a new beta version of Opera, bringing it to version 6.0b1. Opera is an internet browser designed for interfacing a user with the world of the internet. The latest version features several new enhancements including interface changes and skin support. According to Opera Software:

Opera Software today announced the launch of Opera 6.0 for Mac Beta 1, the newest Mac release of the software since version 5 was made available in January.

Mac users who eagerly await its arrival will not be disappointed. This release includes a vast array of new features, including user interface changes, to enhance the overall browsing experience. Great efforts have been made to make Opera look and feel like a proper Mac OS X application.

In this release, the address entry and search fields are complemented with a zoom bar to increase or decrease the size of the viewing area. Professional features have also been added, such as OperaShow which allows for desktop presentations in full-screen mode. Most importantly, the long-awaited tabbed browsing mode makes its first appearance for Mac, allowing for multiple windows to be opened within the Opera browser.

Other new features added to this version include:

  • Personal bar, an addition to the bookmarks feature for quicker access to the useris most accessed links
  • Skinning, which allows the user to fully customize the look and feel of their Opera browser
  • Inline searching, which accelerates searching in documents

You can find more information about the Opera update at the Opera Software Web site. Opera 6.0b1 is available for US$39.00.