Opera 9 was released yesterday. I tested it out on the Mac and I liked some of the new features. Anne van Kesteren has all of the more interesting technical changes listed, aside from those it's really all just added gloss. Things like the widgets implementation are a little pointless unless I've missed a benefit they bring by having them running from within Opera? Don't let that detract from what is still a very good browser. With all of the work going into it and the fact that it's been free for some time now, it's well worth checking out if you didn't already have it installed for testing purposes!