Speed, Security and Simplicity: Opera 8 Web Browser Released Today. Also of note is Opera's native SVG support Ahead of the game: Opera Introduces Native SVG Support in Desktop Release (another first for Opera).

On a different note... when a site has a big, prominent photo of someone (generally for no particular reason) it's often called the 'hero shot'. Opera appears to be pisstaking the concept :) See the current Opera homepage.