Opera Software has released two new versions of Opera, their Web browser for the Macintosh. Opera for Mac 5.0 beta 5 for Macs running Mac OS version 7.5.3 – 9.2 is now available for download, as is Opera for Mac 5.0 beta 3 for Mac OS X.
The new versions incorporate a 30-day banner-free period, cookie editor and a variety of bug fixes. PNG files with alpha channel support are now utilized for the application’s toolbars. A new status bar and a new default button set have also been incorporated. Drag and Drop has been improved and both versions now support dragging URLs to the transfer window to download.
Opera has developed a reputation for being a small Web browser that renders Web pages very quickly. The software is available for a variety of platforms including Windows and Linux. The software costs US$39 to register.