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Opera 11 Web-Browser Released

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Published on 16 December 2010 09:13 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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There's lots of new software being released this week prior to the holidays and year's end, including the release of the Opera 11.0 web-browser. The Norwegians have been hard at work on Opera 11 and it's now officially available.

This web-browser from the Oslo company provides tab stacking, a safer address field, visual mouse gestures, extensions, and a mail panel, among other features in Opera 11. There's also many other end-user changes mentioned on the features page.

On the technical side to Opera 11 there is the new "Carakan" JavaScript engine designed to be more competitive against and outperform other JS engines (such as those in Mozilla's Gecko and Google's Chrome), support for the latest HTML5 features, high-performance graphics using the VEGA graphics library, and support for geo-location.

Now if only it was easy to find Lutefisk and Lefse in the United States to celebrate this Norwegian web-browser update...

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