Linked by David Adams on Sun 7th Dec 2008 02:06 UTC, submitted by mikemuch
Opera Software Opera 10 has been released as an alpha preview. It showcases a new rendering engine, Presto 2.2, which the company states will improve browsing performance over the previous version by 30 percent, and notably passes Acid3 standards compatibility with a 100 out of 100 score. This article runs it through some benchmarks, checks memory usage, and general browsing experience.
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Poor comparisons
by xfranky on Sun 7th Dec 2008 10:25 UTC
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Why are they comparing development versions of Opera and Chrome with the stable versions of Firefox and IE?
At least the Beta versions of Shiretoko (Firefox 3.1) and IE8 should be used for comparisons, as they both include improved versions of their engines.
It also says the previous highest acid3 score on a public released version of a browser was 79 on Chrome, while I'm quite sure that the realeased version of Firefox 3.1b1 was already over 80, and the 3.1b2 due to be released is now at 93.

I'm still a fan of Opera, but not of tech journalists...

Edited 2008-12-07 10:26 UTC

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