Opera 5.0 Fills Viewing Void

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-05-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Opera 5.0 for Linux has arrived, complete with a banner-ads-bearing free version whose forced viewing will at long last allow Linux users to ease their guilt over using free software.

Opera 5.0 for Linux has arrived, complete with a banner-ads-bearing free version whose forced viewing will at long last allow Linux users to ease their guilt over using free software.

Opera has always been a speedy performer, and Version 5.0 for Linux is no exception. In my tests, the Web browser rendered pages crisply and with as little delay as network conditions allowed.

Version 5.0 for Linux includes a few nice touches not found in its Windows-based cousin, one of which is the Hotlist search function. I could tame unruly bookmark hordes by conducting a search among them for the one I wanted.

Opera 5.0 for Linux will set you back $39—or nothing, if you dont mind giving up a block of browser real estate to a banner ad. Proceed to www.opera.com/linux for more information or to download the software.

 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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