Opera Software has released a test version of its flagship Web browser that adds an embedded BitTorrent client for downloading content using the popular file-sharing protocol. Although Opera has not officially announced the beta, which is dubbed a “technology preview,” the release is available from the company’s FTP server.
The addition makes Opera the first Web browser to natively support BitTorrent downloads, which normally require a separate, external client. Alongside the BitTorrent feature, Opera 8.02 will introduce a number of bug fixes including an update for Web pages using Flash.
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