Opera 11.50 'Swordfish' Final Is Out, Get It Now
Article by George Norman
On 28 Jun 2011
Yesterday we were announcing that Opera Software sped through four release candidates of Opera 11.50 codename “Swordfish”. As a little side note, I think it’s only fitting to remind you that a swordfish is a highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill that can cut through the water with great ease and agility thanks to its streamlined physique.

Today I have more good news about Opera 11.50. After releasing a fifth release candidate on Monday, the Norwegian software developer has rolled out the final version of Opera 11.50 “Swordfish” today. Go to opera.com and you can download the final, stable version of Opera 11.50.

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Before you go get the browser, perhaps you would like to know what the Swordfish has to offer. Here’s the lowdown:

Speed Dial Extensions – these are extensions that can be installed as Speed Dials. Thanks to the new Speed Dial extensions, developers can create live previews of web pages and other decorations for Speed Dial.

“Instead of handy thumbnails and links to your top sites, you can embed your Speed Dial with extensions that keep you updated—instantly—on what is happening around the Web. Take weather updates, for example. Why click through to a website when you can get the current conditions live at a glance? Or, why not be the first to know the hot news of the day just by opening a new tab? We think Speed Dial extensions are a smarter way of getting to the content you want and need,” explained Opera Software in a press release.

Polished looks – the Opera Software team has continued to polish the browser’s look. Opera 11.50 is even more streamlined and lightweight than before.

Password sync – passwords can be synchronized through Opera Link. You can also sync your bookmarks, your Speed Dial, custom search engine preferences, notes, typed browser history and more through Opera Link.

Under the hood improvements
– thousands of bugs have been addressed, the newest core rendering engine has been implemented, CSS and SVG rendering performance has increased.

Developers will be interested to find out that Opera 11.50 adds Session History and Navigation, the W3C File API, classlist and the <time> element to its HTML5 support.

Again, if you would like to get Opera 11.50, you can get it from opera.com. Opera Software put a live download counter on the site because, wait for it, it wants to put the Death Star and Lady Gaga to shame.

“Almost 1.2 million stormtroopers, droids and janitors can fit into a fully operational Death Star. Nearly 11 million people follow Lady Gaga on Twitter. Now, Opera aims to put those numbers to shame with the number of downloads for its newest browser,” said Opera Software in a press release.

Tags: Opera Software, Opera 11.50, Swordfish
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