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 vohaul on Thu 4th Jun 2009 05:41 UTC
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This 'review' is indeed utter fail. I've used Opera since 6.x and I'm posting this through 10 beta (been running the alpha which offered to update itself yesterday) and I'm not looking back.

I use Opera because of the functionality it offers, the stability (while 10 alpha crashed a couple of times, Chrome and firefox crashed on those pages too, so it was through no fault of Opera) and the general UI design. Not the looks of the thing alone, but mostly how the UI is customizable and that's nearly perfect for me.

It's fast, does what I want it to do better than IE and firefox (imo) and the new version is faster than the previous ones.

This is the beta, there's no guarantee they'll use this skin as is in the final version. But if they do and I end up not liking the new skin I'll just download an old one and use that. So far, however, I'm liking the new skin.

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