New Opera 7.5

If you have any interest in a new browser, you may want to check out the new Opera 7.5. it’s still in beta, but it’s got a very clean new look, has finally gotten rid of the big icon bar across the top – now there are small icons that fit nicely on the current address bar where you can type in the URL – and has added IRC chat and newsfeed reading capabilities. It’s still got the great pop-up blocking ability, which was the reason I originally switched to it and it’s available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.

The beta feels a little less crisp, speedwise, than the previous 7.23 release, but that’s normal. Otherwise, it seems quite solid. I’d recommend having a look at it, especially if you’re still using the clunky vehicle that is IE.