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 kenji on Thu 4th Jun 2009 00:23 UTC
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Opera had been my primary browser since around 2000 for several good reasons. Complaining about a beta UI is just stupid and not really a 'review'. For one thing, beta software should not be reviewed in the first place (I call those PREVIEWS). Wait for the final product and quit bad mouthing Opera in the mean time. Waste of keystrokes....

BTW, my favorite opera feature is the trash can. Maybe I'm trigger happy but I close tabs by accident or prematurely all the time and being able to 'undo' is fantastic.

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by jlarocco on Thu 4th Jun 2009 03:57 in reply to "UI"
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Not only is it silly to review a beta UI, it's especially silly in this case because Opera's UI is so easy to change. In less time than they spent writing the review, they could have made it look however they wanted.

I've been using Opera for longer than I can remember, and its flexibility is one of its greatest features - of course that's completely missing from the review.

Edited 2009-06-04 03:59 UTC

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