Opera Debuts Beta Linux Browser

Opera has made the latest version of its web browser software available for Linux and FreeBSD operating systems.

The Linux and FreeBSD beta release of Opera 10.53, previously only available to Windows users, is faster and offers enhanced features to improve users' browsing experience.

Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder of Opera Software, said: “Linux has always been a priority at Opera, as many people within our own walls are devoted users. It was important for us in this release to make alterations to our terms of usage.”

Opera says its new browser offers increased browsing speed for users of the open-source operating systems, due to the incorporation of its new Carakan JavaScript engine and Vega graphics library.

The new version of the browser software also features a tabbed private browsing function, for increased user privacy, as well as a tweaked user interface and separate applications for widgets that will work even when the browser itself is not in use.