updated 10:55 am EDT, Wed October 8, 2008
Opera updated to 9.6
Opera Software has released the latest version of its web browser, Opera 9.6. The update enhances the performance of Opera's built-in e-mail client, and also adds new features to Opera Link, a free browser synchronization service. Opera Link now lets people synchronize custom search engines and typed history, meaning visited websites will be available across all of a user's computers. A new feed preview has been added as well, permitting users to see RSS feeds before subscribing to them or creating bookmarks.
The built-in mail client has been updated with a new low-bandwidth mode, which reduces data downloads as much as possible so users can check mail faster. New options for following or ignoring threads are also available, allowing users to better sort the way in which mail is displayed.
The browser is available as a free download from Opera's website, and features clients for Windows, Mac and Linux.