Opera Software released the second test, or "beta," of its version 7 browser
for use with the Windows operating system. This beta adds features such as a
"fast-forward" tool, for scrolling more quickly through a multipage Web
site; an automated password manager called "The Wand"; a panel that
displays a page's links; and multiuser style sheets.
Opera 7 is the first of the company's browsers with a newly built
rendering engine and mail client. Opera rebuilt the software for speed, as well as to make
it more compatible with the Document Object Model (DOM), an emerging
elements of a Web page. The software is available for download from Opera's
Web site in both
advertising-supported and paid versions.