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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Opera rocks
by TechStorm on Thu 4th Jun 2009 03:11 UTC
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I use Opera 9 and I love it. The UI for Opera 10 doesn't look too different from Opera 9. I think it looks fine. If there are any major issues with the UI, I'm sure the Opera guys will handle it before it comes out of beta. Meanwhile, you can change the skin -- there are many to choose from. To do that, you'll have to go into the neatly organized options dialog that Opera has (just press Ctrl-F12). Of course, it is optional to do that. No piece of software can satisfy everybody but I think it is pretty harsh to call Opera a "complete fail". It does many, many things nicely. And you know they'll keep improving on it.

On the matter of the improved rendering engine, which is one of the most important improvements that Opera 10 has, can anyone please tell me just how much faster is it? Oh, never mind. I'll be getting Opera 10 anyway.

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