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June 25, 2012

OPERA: The Underdog Browser’s New Features

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BY DAVID ZAX, Technology Review

The press swelled with rumors that Facebook might want to acquire Opera, a mobile-friendly web browsing company, a few weeks ago. Though nothing much has come of that rumor to date, Opera has soldiered along on its own path. This week, it released Opera 12, a new desktop version for Windows, OS X, and Linux. Odds are you use either Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Firefox. Opera’s the fifth “major” browser, though with a reported market share of less than two percent, that’s perhaps stretching the definition of “major.” What Opera is is an underdog, and everyone likes an underdog. But how does it measure up?

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