Well it’s not like Opera is perfect. I mean, recently they had few major issues with their web browser and it was declining its popularity. But somehow they’ve found a way home! and I don’t know how they did it, but in recent times Opera has become a faster web browser with good system resource management, simple UI (thanks to Chromium it seems) and their mobile version the Opera Mini is the world’s most popular mobile web browser as well.
And few hours ago Opera developers released the 11.60 version which brings few new features and bug fixes such as:
*. Enhanced HTML5 Parser: HTML5 is the latest version of the HTML standard which adds multimedia support and other modern features. But because it’s new, some web browsers may find it difficult to render some HTML5 web sites … but with Opera 11.60 users get an HTML5 parser of its own called “Ragnarök” which is designed to solve most of these issues. In their own words …
“Opera 11.60 ships with Ragnarök, our HTML5 parser, which means that all conforming browsers contruct the same DOM from the same markup, regardless of how valid or how broken that markup is …”
*. ECMA 5.1 support: ECMA is very similar to the Java Script functionality and 11.60 has the support for their latest version.
*. As said above, they’ve added better support for HTML5 videos (buffering/seeking etc) as well.
*. As with Google Chrome or Chromium, this version of Opera gives you suggestions while you type on its URL field too.
*. Easily Bookmark opened tabs: Just like with recent versions of Firefox and Chrome, now in Opera too you can easily bookmark tabs (as with below screen-shot).
*. Another major features in this version in the all new Opera e-mail integration (aimed at the home users) which makes managing e-mails easy without a commercial third-party app.
These are just a few of its new features to mention.
You can install Opera 11.60 in Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by first getting the “.deb” package from this official Opera for GNU/Linux page (you can use the drop down menu to get packages for other distributions such as Fedora 16, Cent OS, Open Suse etc as well).
Once the downloading completes, just double click on it and Ubuntu Software Center should install it automatically. That’s it.