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Opera 11 ups its game

Opera Software has punted out the latest version of its natty browser today.

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux, Opera 11 is a lot more customisable than previous versions with new add-on extensions in the manner of Firefox. We cast an eye over the extensions when the browser was still at alpha stage here.

Tab stacking in the browser now offers a better way to organise open tabs. You simply drag one tab on top of another to create a stack. Opera shows how that's done in a short YouTube flick here.

Opera says more than two million extensions have already been downloaded from its site here. The most popular, spookily enough, is an ad blocker.

Incarnation 11 adds 'gestures', which is a way of navigating through pages with a flick of the wrist. Like multi-touch screens it takes a bit of getting used to.

The browser now displays a badge indicating the security level of the site you're on and allowing immediate, one-click access to security and trust information about the site.

Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder of the outfit said, "Opera 11 adds a layer of polish to features people have known and loved for more than a decade, while introducing extensions. If you have never tried Opera before, Opera 11 will change everything you know about browsing.”

You can get your free copy here.