Thanks for that tip, Colonel....
I got desperate whilst waiting for Vector 7 to release, also. Went and slapped Vector 6 back on a partition on my main computer's hard drive. I'll go see about downloading the new Opera on it.
(I run Vector 6 KDE Classic on my other computer,...and triple boot WXP, Debian, and Vector 6 Standard,.. on this box).
..also, this partition that I put Vector 6 back on, had been running Slackware 13.37. But guess I'm just spoiled to the "Vector-way-of-doing-thing")