Opera 11.60 has today left the beta phase and got itself a full on public release.
The new version of the popular alternative browser comes with the ability to star your favourite sites (which is a one-click way of adding sites to your Speed Dial), a redesigned mail client and faster load times for SSL secure webpages.
Opera 11.60 also brings with a new HTML 5 parsing algorithm with it, which means it can handle code discrepancies more efficiently than previous versions and ensures a uniform web browsing experience.
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Plus it comes with the added bonus of not being Justin Bieber's browser of choice.
It may not have escaped your notice that it's currently December – it definitely hasn't escaped Opera's notice, as the company takes the opportunity to suggest you give your loved ones the gift of a new browser.
As Jan Standal, VP of desktop products at Opera says, "It's better to give than to receive, so why not give that special someone a new browser."
Note to all: gifts of free browsers will not be well received.
Regardless, Standal continues: "People spend more time working with their browser than they do their car, so it makes sense to shop around and consider their options. If your best friend drove a Yugo, you'd help them find something else, right?"
Hey, friends, ditch whatever a Yugo is and download Opera 11.60 from here now.