Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 21:07 UTC, submitted by Liquidator
Opera Software Opera have announced the general availability of Opera 10 beta. Opera 10 includes an improved rendering engine Presto v2.2. The beta adds a new default skin and a couple of new features, notably "Turbo", a proxy compressor for dial-up users, and tab previews. The result? Complete fail. Read More for why and a quick screenshot tour. addendum: As an apology to the community for the reckless and inadequate review I will be doing it again, properly, taking into consideration your fine comments.
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by matto1990 on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 21:55 UTC
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2009-04-18

I personally use Opera as my main browser. I do this for various reasons:

1) Mouse gestures - there is no way that I can get by without these. I know you can get them as an extention on firefox but thats just one more plugin to slow down my browser. Native is always better

2) Speed dial - I just love having all of the sites at one click when I open a new tab. You can also press ctrl + a number to go instantly to that site on the current tsb, or add a shift in there to make it open in a new tab

3) It has everything i want built in - no messing around with plugins or anything like that just to get the bare essentials. I don't use the mail app, rss reader or chat bits but they do no harm if they aren't used and stay pretty much hidden if you dont want to use them

Overall I just like opera more than any other browser.

Oh and just so you know - they may have a tiny marketshare on the desktop but they are growing. What you need to take into account is the fact that the number of people using the web is increasing, so if you hold a steady marketshare you're actually gaining users. This is why IE is loosing marketshare but actually continuing to get more users every month.

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