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Opera has released a beta of its latest desktop browser for Linux and FreeBSD. Opera 10.53 beta for Linux and FreeBSD is the first Unix beta of Evenes, the browser built atop the company's new Carakan JavaScript engine. "If you've been waiting [for] Opera 10.5 to stabilize before trying it on your Linux or FreeBSD system, now is …

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Opera has also changed its end-user licensing agreement as "part of an effort from Opera to make it easier to distribute [the browser] in the package repositories of various open source operating systems."

Very nice, thanks!

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who cares

I know I dont

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Cross platform

So they've just thrown out the cross-platform Qt toolkit and now they're finding it hard to maintain a Solaris port? Hmmm...

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I'd drop Solaris to

Looks like OpenSolaris is withering on the vine and Solaris proper is no longer free to download and use (90-day eval/trial only). Unless you're making money selling it I can't imagine why anyone would go out of their way to support Solaris (case in point beanstalkd, it's supported but not well, and nobody seems to complain so I guess that's your answer).

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RE: I'd drop Solaris to (sic)

Whilst I do enjoy beating up on the Sunshiners, in this case the reality is the vast majority of them won't even notice Opera's slight. After all, they've had a much better option in Firefox for years.

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H.264 HTML4 Video on Linux Opera 10.5 too

Courtesy of the h.264 support in GStreamer Linux libs...

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The day I install Opera

will be the day they release the Source Code.

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Was it really necessary...

... to verbify "beta"?

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About flipping time!

I have used Opera 10.50 on Windoze ages ago and was most annoyed that the Linux version has been so long in catching up. Using Linux as my main OS it was annoying to have to put up with 10.10 which is crap in comparison.

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