The last month was a quite one in terms of news from Opera Software. The company released Opera 12.12 on December 17 and turned silent afterwards until it released a first snapshot of the upcoming Opera 12.13 exactly a month later.
Today, Opera 12.13 final has been released by Opera Software, an update to the stable version of the browser that the company classifies as a security and stability update.
Existing Opera users can check for the update with a click on Opera > Help > Check for updates. The new version of the Internet browser is already picked up the update checker so that it can be installed right from within the browser.
New users find the latest version on the Opera website where it can be downloaded for all supported operating systems.
As far as updates go, the changelog lists the following security fixes in the new version of Opera:
Several stability improvements have been made to the version as well:
Opera Software in addition has integrated a new stand-alone update checker on Linux and Windows that is part of an upgrade to the software's auto-update system. The new program seems to have been added to the updatechecker directory of the Opera installation.
Windows users benefit from a new search hijacking protection that Opera included in the new version of the browser. This is however only effective if the default search engine is used in the browser.
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