Opera Web Browser info:-
Opera Web Browser Software releases a new stable version of the company’s Opera browser on June 27, 2019, to the public. The new Opera 62 web browser features updates to the design and a new feature that brings the browsing history to the New Tab page of the web browser. But first, the basics. The update to Opera 62 is already available as a download on the official Opera website and as an in-browser update. Just select Opera Menu > Update & Recovery to start the update to the latest version. Opera should pick up the new version automatically and install it.
A restart of the web browser completes the process. The dark theme comes with an improved design according to Opera Software; it was available in previous versions already, but the new version features additional tweaks that make Opera even darker when the theme is activated. The two remaining changes that Opera Software highlights are support for larger Speed Dial tiles, and the new Task Completer feature. Task Completer works “in a context where retrieving previous search results is most important” according to Opera Software. The current iteration is limited to a single use case — travel — and a single site, Booking.com, right now.
Opera Web Browser History:-
Opera began in 1994 as a research project at Telenor, the largest Norwegian telecommunications company. In 1995, it branched out into a separate company named Opera Software. Opera was first publicly released in 1996 with version 2.10, which only ran on Microsoft Windows. In an attempt to capitalize on the emerging market for Internet-connected handheld devices, a project to port Opera to mobile device platforms was started in 1998. Opera 4.0, released in 2000, included a new cross-platform core that facilitated the creation of editions of Opera for multiple operating systems and platforms.
Up to this point, Opera was trialware and had to be purchased after the trial period ended. Version 5.0 (released in 2000) saw the end of this requirement. Instead, Opera became ad-sponsored, displaying advertisements to users who had not paid for it. Later versions of Opera gave the user the choice of seeing banner ads or targeted text advertisements from Google. With version 8.5 (released in 2005) the advertisements were completely removed and the primary financial support for the browser came through revenue from Google (which is by contract Opera’s default search engine).
Among the new features introduced in version 9.1 (released in 2006) was fraud protection using technology from GeoTrust, a digital certificate provider, and PhishTank, an organization that tracks known phishing web sites. This feature was further improved and expanded in version 9.5, when GeoTrust was replaced with Netcraft, and malware protection from Haute Secure was added. In 2006, Opera Software ASA was released as well as Internet Channel and Nintendo DS Browser for Nintendo’s DS and Wii gaming systems. Please See More Information…….
Opera Web Browser Privacy and security:-
One security feature is the option to delete private data, such as HTTP cookies, browsing history, items in cache and passwords with the click of a button. This lets users erase personal data after browsing from a shared computer. When visiting a site, Opera displays a security badge in the address bar which shows details about the website, including security certificates. Opera’s fraud and malware protection warns you about suspicious web pages and is enabled by default. It checks the requested page against several databases of known phishing and malware websites, called blacklists.
In January 2007, Asa Dotzler of the competing Mozilla Corporation accused Opera Software of downplaying information about security vulnerabilities in Opera, (which were fixed in December 2006). Dotzler claimed that users were not clearly informed of security vulnerabilities that were present in the previous version of Opera and thus they would not realize that they needed to upgrade to the latest version or else risk being exploited by hackers.
Opera Software responded to these accusations on the next day. In 2016, a free virtual private network (VPN) service was implemented in the browser. Opera said that this would allow encrypted access to websites otherwise blocked, and provide security on public WiFi networks. Either VPN or Turbo can be enabled, but not both. In July 2018, Opera was listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York City at an initial offering of $12 per share.
Opera Web Browser Features:-
Opera has originated features later adopted by other web browsers, including Speed Dial, pop-up blocking, re-opening recently closed pages, private browsing, and tabbed browsing. Opera includes a bookmarks bar and a download manager. Opera also has “Speed Dial”, which allows the user to add an unlimited number of pages shown in thumbnail form in a page displayed when a new tab is opened. Speed Dial allows the user to more easily navigate to the selected web pages.