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Opera 9.6 beta: screenshots

Norwegian company Opera Software released the first beta of its 9.6 Opera Web browser last week. We took it for a spin to see how it handled.
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By Renai LeMay on
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Opera 9.6 beta's install process has a refreshingly simple aesthetic.

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The standard sort of licensing agreement most installers present you with these days.

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Selecting "custom" lets you install Opera in a different location than the default.

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Opera's main window will be familiar to those who have used modern Web browsers before. In general, tt's a bit more complicated than Internet Explorer 7 or Google Chrome, and appears closer to Mozilla Firefox.

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A close-up of the default Opera toolbar.

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Like Google Chrome, Opera 9.6 beta presents you with a series of boxes in the main browser window. Opera dubs them its "speed dial" feature.

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The "Opera Link" feature lets you synchronise bookmarks and other settings between terminals. Firefox also offers this functionality through third-party plug-ins.

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Opera is known for the amount of customisation that users can carry out on the browser.

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Opera offers a sophisticated bookmarks manager.

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Opera widgets are small applications that appear separately from the browser on the desktop and take advantage of an internet connection to quickly bring the user updated information.

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Like other browsers, Opera allows you to delete your Web browsing tracks.

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Just a few of Opera's endless options and customisations that can be set to the users' preference.

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A clock widget.

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You can set Opera to display quite a few more toolbars than are displayed by default.

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This feature lets users preview RSS feeds before subscribing to them.

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Opera's sophisticated in-built email client.

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