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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I like it
by jmcarvalho on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 21:27 UTC
jmcarvalho
Member since:
2008-12-17

It needs some polish but I liked it. By default I was presented with the mac look and not the blue one. Also it shows some preview if I get the mouse over the tabs...

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RE: I like it
by Kroc on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 21:32 in reply to "I like it"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Ah, yes you are right, the preview does show. I will correct the article.

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RE[2]: I like it
by Liquidator on Thu 4th Jun 2009 06:14 in reply to "RE: I like it"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

I wonder if you've read the comments down the page. People are very disappointed by your review. I'm too, I was expecting much enthusiasm about the release.

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RE: I like it
by WereCatf on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 22:54 in reply to "I like it"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I too like it. I think it actually looks pretty nice. Just because Kroc doesn't like it he shouldn't instantly call it a "fail", there's people who have totally different tastes than he does.

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RE[2]: I like it
by pandronic on Thu 4th Jun 2009 05:27 in reply to "RE: I like it"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

I think it looks great. It seems to integrate quite well in OS X. So what if it's a little purple and black? Will the mighty Apple gods be pissed because Opera didn't follow their precious HIG by the letter?

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RE[2]: I like it
by Liquidator on Thu 4th Jun 2009 05:59 in reply to "RE: I like it"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Same here! I love it! It looks great on Vista (I don't like OS X). If Opera were to copy Firefox removing options, and changing the interface, I wonder what browser I would use...Seamonkey maybe...Can't think about it!

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RE[2]: I like it
by flanque on Thu 4th Jun 2009 09:08 in reply to "RE: I like it"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I have to agree with you. I don't mind it at all. The last thing I'd want is a massively colourful and bright skin.

This however is all about taste and personal opinion and shouldn't fail a browser, particularly when it's merely a skin...

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