July 7, 2005
Opera Adds BitTorrent to Web Browser
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 also introduce a number of bug fixes including an update for Web pages using Flash. BitTorrent has found immense popularity as a way to download files due to its distributed architecture.
Source – Beta News