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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The opera logo
by ple_mono on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 21:41 UTC
ple_mono
Member since:
2005-07-26

Maybe they should have asked the guy, who apparently did a very good job with the firefox logo, to redesign the butt ugly opera logo while at it...

EDIT: download links (packages for ubuntu etc prepared); http://www.opera.com/browser/download/?ver=10.00b1

Edited 2009-06-03 21:47 UTC

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RE: The opera logo
by jedimasterk on Thu 4th Jun 2009 05:06 in reply to "The opera logo"
jedimasterk Member since:
2006-10-23

Seems like the author is more worried about looks vs fuctionality. So it doesn't perfect with MacOSX. Who gives a hoot!!. It doesn't look perfect with Ubuntu orange either, but you don't hear Linux users whining. I care more about functionality rather than looks!.

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RE[2]: The opera logo
by Ruahine on Thu 4th Jun 2009 07:29 in reply to "RE: The opera logo"
Ruahine Member since:
2005-07-07

The problem is that you can't separate functionality from looks. A program that looks awful will affect its usability and hence its functionality. A program's appearance has an influence on whether the user thinks it feels natural.

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