Linked by David Adams on Sun 7th Dec 2008 02:06 UTC, submitted by mikemuch
Opera Software Opera 10 has been released as an alpha preview. It showcases a new rendering engine, Presto 2.2, which the company states will improve browsing performance over the previous version by 30 percent, and notably passes Acid3 standards compatibility with a 100 out of 100 score. This article runs it through some benchmarks, checks memory usage, and general browsing experience.
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Poor comparisons
by xfranky on Sun 7th Dec 2008 10:25 UTC
xfranky
Member since:
2006-09-19

Why are they comparing development versions of Opera and Chrome with the stable versions of Firefox and IE?
At least the Beta versions of Shiretoko (Firefox 3.1) and IE8 should be used for comparisons, as they both include improved versions of their engines.
It also says the previous highest acid3 score on a public released version of a browser was 79 on Chrome, while I'm quite sure that the realeased version of Firefox 3.1b1 was already over 80, and the 3.1b2 due to be released is now at 93.

I'm still a fan of Opera, but not of tech journalists...

Edited 2008-12-07 10:26 UTC

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RE: Poor comparisons
by jbettcher on Sun 7th Dec 2008 21:34 in reply to "Poor comparisons"
jbettcher Member since:
2008-06-15

They made it clear if you read the article that they are comparing alpha quality software with production releases. They are showing you how well it is doing in alpha stage compared with what is out there now.

I think most people reading are going to be impressed with the results. I was.

Why is everyone always so up in arms with comparisons. Hardly any are really all that even it's just there to give you an idea of what things are like right now.

Edited 2008-12-07 21:36 UTC

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RE[2]: Poor comparisons
by tyrione on Mon 8th Dec 2008 05:26 in reply to "RE: Poor comparisons"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

They made it clear if you read the article that they are comparing alpha quality software with production releases. They are showing you how well it is doing in alpha stage compared with what is out there now.

I think most people reading are going to be impressed with the results. I was.

Why is everyone always so up in arms with comparisons. Hardly any are really all that even it's just there to give you an idea of what things are like right now.


Then do a follow-up comparing the status of the Toolkits between Gecko, WebKit and Presto.

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