Opera Software ASA has released Opera 5.0 for Mac OS X Beta 2, which lets you “show your support” and register the beta for US$39, according to Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.
If that doesn’t float your boat, you can download the browser free if you don’t mind the presence of a small ad banner. This has been the standard practice in past versions of the Web browser. In addition to some bug fixes, Opera 5.0 for Mac OS X Beta 2 also offers users the ability to search bookmarks, auto-fill forms and filter cookies.
“Opera for Mac has become very popular in the Mac community, and we have received several requests from users who would like to register their browser,” Tetzchner said in announcing the new beta. “We hope that many Mac users will show their support and register their Opera 5.0 for Mac OS X Beta 2 or simply download it for free as they have done in the past.”
Opera 5.0 for Mac OS X Beta 2 supports the following World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards: 128-bit encryption, TLS 1.0, SSL 2 and 3, CSS1 and CSS2, XML, HTML 4.01, HTTP 1.1, ECMAScript, DOM and WAP/WML. And it has search features that let you move between several popular search engines to search for terms, domain names or stock quotes.