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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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by Laurence on Thu 4th Jun 2009 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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But it actually is your problem. I use Opera since 1999 and just don't notice this mail client. It's buried somewhere in menu or something, I don't really care. It doesn't interfere with browsing in any way. And since the browser distribution size is smaller than other competing browser, how can it be an issue?

Spot on.

There's been about 4 occations in as many years when I've used the torrent utility and I've never used OperaMail neither.

Yet opera still loads just as quick as other browsers, just as stable (in fact more so in some cases) and has more features available, should you need them.

It's a win-win situation imo.

All this "but I don't want x or y" sounds like moaning for the sake of moaning.

If teh inclusion of a non-required feature really grinds your gears that much, then use a more basic browser. However I'd bet, given time, those browsers will end up integrating said features anyway (we've already seen this with countless features Opera have pioneered)

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