Opera 7 for Linux includes mail client

By   |  May 20, 2003

Opera Software yesterday released Opera 7 for Linux, promising Linux users a faster and better Internet experience. The new version includes a number of new feature over Opera 6 for Linux as well as a built-in e-mail client, not previously available in Opera for Linux.

The first Opera 7 release on Linux is version 7.11, bringing Opera for Linux up to the same level of development as Windows, with Opera 7.11 for Windows being released last week. The company says its cross-platform development has now advanced so far that releases on Opera\’s numerous platforms can be only days apart.

\”With Opera 7.11 Linux is brought up to par with Windows,\” says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. \”Now Linux users can enjoy the most advanced Web browser available with the most innovative e-mail client in recent years.\”

Until now, Opera has only offered an integrated e-mail client in the browser to its Windows users. With version 7, Opera introduces an e-mail client and e-mail organizer, which automatically categorizes and sorts e-mail messages, has an integrated spam filter, and supports POP3, IMAP, and ESMTP.

Also included in Opera 7.11 for Linux a host of new features including password manager, the email and news client as well as features such as features such as FastForward, Rewind, Notes, and Slideshow.

Popular Opera functions from previous versions including pop-up killer, multiple document interface (MDI), mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, Hotclick translation, zooming, integrated search, and many more, are included as standard.

Some of the highlights of this release are FastForward and Rewind which are designed to speed up Web site navigation. The slideshow feature displays photos on the Web as a slideshow. Notes allow users to jot down a note in conjunction with a Web page, drag the note to an e-mail to send it to
others, or store the notes for future reference.

Other features include Cookie Manager, M2 mail client, the Wand password manager, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts and the ability to change the look of the browser with skins.

To download Opera 7.11 visit http://www.opera.com/download

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