December 27, 2004
Opera browser beta adds voice, nore
Opera Software has released the first public beta of version 8 of its popular Opera browser, which adds voice input/output and a host of other niceties. Key new features include improved RSS handling, fit to window or paper width, a start-bar for easy access to the most commonly used functions, and automatic update checks. The current beta release supports Windows only, but a general release is scheduled for "early 2005," Opera says.