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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RE[3]: The opera logo
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 4th Jun 2009 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The opera logo"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

The problem is that you can't separate functionality from looks. A program that looks awful will affect its usability and hence its functionality.


I call BS - usability and aesthetics are related, but not interdependent. Usability does not depend on aesthetics.

Take Forte Agent, for example - despite having one of the ugliest GUIs in existence (with earlier versions, at least), it's also widely considered to be one of the most usable and robust NNTP clients around.

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