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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Too many features?
by Dave_K on Thu 4th Jun 2009 13:10 UTC
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The browser is eclectic, with too many preferences, too complicated preferences, too many customisation options. Features not everybody needs, or wants.

To me this is Opera's niche. If I want a simple browser with limited features then I have plenty of other options. But as I want a browser that I can configure to meet my needs, and as I do use many of Opera's unique features, Opera's the only one I'm happy with.

It's like complaining that a complex text editor aimed at programmers should be stripped down like Notepad. The simpler option may suit most people, they certainly wouldn't need every advanced feature, but there are plenty of others who appreciate a bit more power.

As for the aesthetics of the browser, I run it on Windows with the Windows Native skin, making this a non-issue. But it is clear that Opera have some work to do on the Mac version.

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