Linux News Today: Opera 37.0 Web Browser with Built-in Ad Blocker Lands Today in the Beta Channel
Opera Software, through Błażej Kaźmierczak, today, March 31, 2016, proudly announced that the highly anticipated Ad Blocker functionality to be implemented in future versions of the Opera web browser has just landed in the Beta channel.
Earlier this month, we had the great pleasure of exclusively reporting on the release of the Opera 37 web browser with integrated ad-blocking capabilities, which promised an increase in browsing speed of up to 90 percent. However, at that moment in time, Opera 37 lived only in the Developer channel.
That changes today, as Opera Software has pushed the anticipated Opera 37 web browser to the Beta channel for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows, offering users a much more stable Ad Blocking experience, and many other great improvements.
“Today, we are introducing our native ad-blocking feature to the beta channel to help you get rid of bloated, overdone ads – and do it very quickly,” said Błażej Kaźmierczak, Desktop Development Manager, Opera Software. “We are the first major browser vendor to integrate an ad-blocking feature.”
Opera 37 Beta available for public testing today
But there are many other great new features implemented in today’s Beta of Opera 37, among which we can mention a refreshed start-page configuration panel, unification of the look and feel of the internal WebUI layout, native context menus, many synchronization enhancements, certificate transparency, compatibility with the Chrome topSites API, as well as support for sending feedback directly to Opera Software.
Therefore, if you weren’t comfortable using the Opera 37 web browser until today because it was in early stages of development, you can now jump into Beta testing by downloading the Opera 37 Build 2178.4 for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems right now via our website. Happy testing, and don’t forget to report bugs!