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 FealDorf on Thu 4th Jun 2009 14:34 UTC
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I'd have been okay with your review but it's the "complete fail" tag that ticks me off. Let me put it this way:

1. Safari sucks on windows (AND mac); Chrome stands out on Windows Classic; I hate firefox on OSX with its odd-ball button design. I'm not a big fan of opera's skins but this one's not as bad as you suggest. Other than the purple inactive shade; the rest blends in fine for me..

2. Tab Previews -- They let me view loading inactive tabs; and they'll be useful on multi-touch displays. If it wasn't such a burden we wouldn't have more and more desktop platforms adding previews (expose included)

3. Stop whining about privacy; every company does it. As for the image compression; it's doing what the description - making web-pages load faster. If you care for image quality you switch it off.

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