Opera Browser For Mac Released As Technology Preview

Opera Software has released a Technology Preview (TP) version of its browser for the Macintosh. Opera promises a better Internet experience to Macintosh users through better speed and performance in a compact, non-bloated program. According to Opera Software:

Technology Preview is a term for a publicly released alpha version. Although an Opera alpha will probably not harm a users computer, frequent bugs and crashes are to be expected. Operais release of Technology Previews follows in the companyis tradition of openness towards the Internet community, inviting them to provide feedback to Operais developers, while watching the browseris development unfold. "The look and feel - as well as capabilities of Opera 5 for Macintosh, will certainly change dramatically before a final release, but Macintosh fans can already now see in what direction our browser is heading," says Hakon Lie, Chief Technology Officer of Opera Software. "Whatis important now is that as many people as possible test it, and submit bug reports to us. The more users who help us, the better a browser we are able to provide the Macintosh community," he ends.

Opera 5.0 for Macintosh will work on Power PC Macis running MacOS 7.5 or later. Systems prior to 8.0 will require installation of Appearance Manager. A version for 68K processors, as well as OS X will follow at a later stage. Opera 5.0 for Macintosh TP 1 supports the following features:

  • Fast rendering of pages
  • 128-bit encryption
  • TLS 1.0
  • SSL 2/3
  • CSS1 & CSS2
  • XML
  • HTML 4.0
  • HTTP 1.1
  • ECMAScript
  • JavaScript 1.3
  • Standards compliance

Opera TP1 is available for free and you can download it as well as find more information at Opera Softwareis site.