Opera 10 alpha

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  1. rdsu

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    Hi,

    The next version of Opera is ready for tests... :D :thumb:

    Check here:
    - http://www.opera.com/browser/next/
    - http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2008/12/03/peregrine-takes-flight-opera-10-0-alpha-is-here
     
  2. Arup

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    Runs beautifully and with HTML mail as well. Its quite quick on Javascript sites. Also has inline spell checker.
     
  3. rdsu

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    And this alpha stage is just to show the new engine... :D

    Wonderful!!! :D
     

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    Installer size: 6.33 MB
    Installer downloadtime: 3 seconds

    :eek:
     
  5. rolarocka

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    Dont forget to turn on "Redraw Instantly" in the options :D
     
  6. rpsgc

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    ABOUT F*ING TIME!


    Everything else is a bonus :D
     
  7. Kerodo

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    Html email is appealing to me for Linux, I hate TBird and all the usual Linux email clients....
     
  8. rdsu

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    This version, until now, is working fine in WinXP and sidux... :thumb:
     
  9. Kerodo

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    What happened to the Kestrel engine? I thought that was pretty fast....
     
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    Kestrel used Presto 2.1, this one uses improved 2.2
     
  11. Huupi

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    Its really rendering fast !! WOW :D

    Not really rendering but exploding so they have done something about the engine.
     
  12. desinet1

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    I sometimes like Opera more than Firefox, because of its low resource hogging.
    Waiting for it.
     
  13. Kerodo

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    Ok, thanks for the explanation Arup....
     
  14. Arup

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    Anyone tried out HTML mail with Opera 10?
     
  15. ambient_88

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    Some websites do not render at all (ie. Yahoo!). I had to change the User Agent ID to get around this problem. All in all, it's pretty darn good for an alpha. I didn't test it extensively, but most of the websites I visit loaded really fast.

    Kudos to the Opera team!
     
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    I just started using this. It is a whole lot faster than Firefox.
     
  17. Chubb

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    Is the generic UI the same as 9.X? Thanks...
     
  18. rdsu

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    Until now yes...

    I don't know if there will be a change...
     
  19. TerryWood

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    Hi

    This new alpha is an improvement. But there are far too many sites that load slowly. Not as good as Firefox 3.04, and definitely behind Google Chrome and SR Iron.

    I just get the impression Opera is falling behind a little?

    Terry
     
  20. Coolio10

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    Not realy, way ahead in features, security, and speed. The alpha just needs a bit of tweaking.
     
  21. Kerodo

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  22. TerryWood

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    Hi

    I rely less on these "tests" than on my own judgement, and af course a stopwatch using real sites.

    Opera 10 as did 9 struggles on Banking sites (UK) whereas Firefox 3.04 does not.

    I am not a Firefox fan, I find it cumbersome, but Firefox with all the addons is a great choice. Possibly Google Chrome when its developed if it does not lose speed with development.

    Opera developed widgets, god knows why, the biggest non event since Christendom. Yet Opera has what I want (a combined browser/mail client), but the developers are introspective, stupid even, and have undoubtedly lost ground to the likes of Google and others

    Terry
     
  23. Kerodo

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    Opera is fast, and pretty nice overall, yet I don't like it much or use it. Chrome has the same speed for me. Firefox has more extension type features. I enjoy checking out Opera with it's new engines and so on, yet I always return to other browsers for daily use. Judging by it's market share, so do most other people... Not bashing it, just stating my own feelings on it. And yes, it has too many excess "features" that I don't want, use or need.
     
  24. ambient_88

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    I wish they would make it more modular so that we can select only the features we want. I understand that, despite the extra features, Opera is still fast and stable.
     
  25. Kerodo

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    Yes, that's the amazing part, even with all the "extras", it has remained light, quick and anything but bloated in the usual sense. It's a good program, just not my cup of tea...
     
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