Opera 6.0 Eases Surfing

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2001-12-31 Print this article Print

With Opera 6.0, Opera Software now offers what is in many ways the best browser on the market.

With Opera 6.0, Opera Software now offers what is in many ways the best browser on the market. Opera 6.0 is easily the most configurable browser Ive seen, offering options for privacy, security, pop-up management, system look and feel, and even how complex the interface itself will be.

Opera 6.0 offers several new features intended to make Web browsing much easier. With the hotclick feature, I could double-click on a word or phrase and carry out searches, translate it, or do standard cut-and-paste tasks. Other new features in Opera 6.0 are support for Unicode character sets that enable international language support and support for LiveConnect for Java applications. Opera can also now import settings from Microsoft Outlook Express accounts into the Opera mail client.

Opera can be downloaded at www.opera.com. It is free or $39 for a version without an integrated ad bar.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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