Linked by vodoomoth on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 09:03 UTC
Opera Software Opera 10.60 has been released July 1 for Mac OS X and is available for download. The features highlighted on the changelogs page are: layout engine (codename 'Presto'), HTML5 with support for offline web applications, WebM, which has been available in Opera (in a special build) on the very day of the announcement at the Google I/O conference, web workers for running scripts in the background without impeding the browsing experience, and geolocation. Version 10.60 is also available for Windows and Linux/BSD.
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Comment by FealDorf
by FealDorf on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 16:58 UTC
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Opera has its own unique set of strong navigational features that make me come back to the browser: the mouse chords, the spatial-keyboard selection and the fast-forward+password button.

yes, it's biased. Why? A product announcement isn't a place for griping, IMO. I have my own complaints with Opera but some of them don't make sense to me:
#1 Why'd a user need to handle cache in the first place? The browser offers cookie and storage management which is good enough for most of us.
#2 I just moved the bookmark. It moved.
#3 "no reload" is a great thing. It lets me look at previous parts of the article very quickly than wait for it load. You want newer content? Press refresh, it retains the history
#4 I don't think browsers should have spell-checks in the first place. It should be done the way Cocoa does it, I don't have to gripe about american dictionaries being forced onto my british vocabulary. Yes, this is my opinion. So is #1 from the article's author.

I have my own gripes with opera -- it's still got the bugs with the Start Bar that I've complained about which pesters me the most. By what the author says, he doesn't use Opera much in the first place and he hasn't stopped to check if most of his complaints are true.

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