Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 11:34 UTC, submitted by Idefix
Opera Software After a number of alpha and beta releases, Opera Software has announced the final release of Opera 10.50 for Windows, which they call "the world's fastest browser for Windows". Apart from performance improvements, Opera 10.50 comes packed with other new features, as well as improved integration with Windows 7.
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Comment by Vanger
by Vanger on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 12:46 UTC
Vanger
Member since:
2007-11-28

Release version crashed two times already, both times when I was working in another program.

Beta 2 worked flawlessly.

Go figure.

UPD: ok, now it shows me "do you want to send report about the crash?" each time I close the browser. It would be funny if it wasn't release.

Edited 2010-03-02 13:01 UTC

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RE: Comment by Vanger
by Vanger on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 13:07 in reply to "Comment by Vanger"
Vanger Member since:
2007-11-28

Fsck it, alphas weren't so crashy.

Time to try Chrome, I guess.

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RE: Comment by Vanger
by j-kidd on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 14:13 in reply to "Comment by Vanger"
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06


UPD: ok, now it shows me "do you want to send report about the crash?" each time I close the browser. It would be funny if it wasn't release.

Does this happen on linux x86_64 with flash plugin?

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RE[2]: Comment by Vanger
by Vanger on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 14:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by Vanger"
Vanger Member since:
2007-11-28

Nah, Windows XP x32.
Betas were quite ok with flash on Linux (though I had to do some ldd and symlinking to make damn flash 10 work on my distro).

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BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

The "rush to market" of the Windows version, is a good thing to increase the awareness of Opera by the users at large - notably those in Europe in the context of the "browser ballot".

I don't recall the alpha and betas of 10.50 being advertised as "better integrated with Windows 7". The release clearly is.

From the vast majority of the comments here, this appears to translate as "the features used by the common user will work smoothly withing Windows 7.....and those more esoteric may still have un-resolved bugs".

Changes to the code base to enhance the experience under Windows 7 likely have lead to other bugs surfacing under other environments and for less commonly used features.

Opera appears to have taken a gamble for attracting more common users with the risk of more advanced users being turned-off by residual bugs and/or not fully implemented features. Hopefully, the odds will be turn in their favors.

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