Opera 9.6 web browser released

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Opera 9.6 now availableThe new Opera, version 9.6, has been released today, and is available as a free download. The new version of the browser adds some new features to Opera’s free browser-synchronization service, Opera Link,  whilst also enhancing and improving the performance of the in-built email client.

What’s new in Opera 9.6

  • Expanded Opera Link
    Opera lets you take your favorite search engines and the browser history you enter wherever you go. Opera Link also synchronizes notes taken in your Opera browser, your bookmarks, Speed Dial and personal bar. 
  • Optimized Opera Mail
    Stuck with a slow connection? Our built-in e-mail client, Opera Mail, now includes “low-bandwidth mode” to retrieve mails even faster when bandwidth is limited.
  • Prioritized e-mail
    Opera Mail has two new ways to manage e-mail conversations. Keep an eye on important threads and contacts by following them, or ignore less important threads and contacts with a single click.
  • Increased speed:
    Opera 9.6 improves the quick responsiveness and page loading of Opera 9.5.
  • Previewed feeds
    Look before you feed. Now you can see an RSS feed’s content before subscribing to it or even bookmarking it. Opera gives you a clean, multi-column preview for each RSS feed so you know what to expect before you subscribe.
  • Improved fluency
    Opera is pleased to add support for Indonesian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil languages. 
Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software had the following to say on the new Opera:
We believe in making the Web available for people everywhere, the people who use Opera need it to adapt to their needs and we’re proud to continue that tradition today. Our improved e-mail client is now the ideal communication tool. Opera Link gives you more flexibility to take your personal browsing identity with you to any computer. The new Opera 9.6 gives more people around the world new reasons to choose Opera.
You can download the latest version from the Opera website. Have you tried the new Opera? Let us know what you think of it in our forums.
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05-10-2008, 08:25:32

AMD are ready to launch their new chips:

AMD has told server manufacturers to expect nine Shanghai parts to drop over the next few months, with several launches pulled in from the first quarter. The company plans to lead with a series of 55W parts, with more 55W in Q1, and a series of 105W performance parts as well.

Sunnyvale is keen to burn the memory of Barcelona out of the minds of customers and server builders and promises vastly improved performance compared to Barcelona parts for Shanghai. We reported yesterday that AMD's Patrick Patla promised Shanghai parts would provide 35% improved performance and 35% better power efficiency. Those figures, by the way, reflect both raw performance and improved clockspeeds; Shanghai should outperform Barcelona by 20 percent at the same clock.


05-10-2008, 08:50:32

God dammit i've barely been able to use my 9950 because of the lack of SB750 boards over here.:mad:

Still, i'm hoping these chips are good performers (and better overclockers) so AMD can close the gap with Intel.

05-10-2008, 10:50:53


Still, i'm hoping these chips are good performers (and better overclockers) so AMD can close the gap with Intel.

They'll probably end up closing the gap between them and Penryn but definately not Nehalem. Architecture wise Nehalem is superior.

That said. I'd be interested to see how the new Opterons compare to the current 6 core Xeons.

05-10-2008, 20:28:53


Architecture wise Nehalem is superior.

Bar that nasty 1.65v RAM limit.:p

05-10-2008, 20:46:47

PP Mguire

Fear not. From what I've read the new Deneb CPUs will indeed work with the current AM2+ motherboards.

Only the first pre 3.0ghz batch with be AM2+ and DDR2. The 3.0ghz+ Denebs will be AM3 and DDR3 but without a 1.65v limit :p

06-10-2008, 02:50:46


Bar that nasty 1.65v RAM limit.:p

OCZ DDR(3) Booster anyone :p

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