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Opera 10 Beta ‘Turbo’ Released

Opera Software releases the first edition of Opera 10. Opera 10 Beta is to be noted for it’s enhanced speed and performance. Turbo Opera 10 is said to “offer a variety of new features, including compression technology that can cut by a third the time it takes pages to load on slow networks.”

Opera 10 Beta

Other features include:

Tabbed browsing update from the original pioneers – – The tab bar is now resizeable, but with a twist. Pull down the tab bar (or double-click the handle) to reveal full thumbnails of all your open tabs.

Opera Speed Dial just became your Speed Dial – – Speed Dial has been a favorite of Opera fans since its introduction, and now you can personalize it. Have a large monitor? Super-size your Speed Dial with a 5×5 grid. Want to see your family or friends in every new tab? Add their smiling faces as a background image. Our new Speed Dial is now as flexible for you as it is fast.

The application integration trifecta – – Opera comes standard with an e-mail client, newsfeed readers and BitTorrent support within the browser. In Opera 10, you can now easily choose to use a variety of Web-mail providers, online feed readers or other BitTorrent clients as your default choice.

– Improved inline spell-checker. It now supports 51 languages, using the popular open source Hunspell dictionary format.

– Improved e-mail client; with rich text editing including inline images, styled text, links, and full HTML. Opera 10 also allows you to automatically delete e-mails from your POP server after a specified amount of time to keep your inbox.

– Ça Va Sans Dire; Opera 10 comes with a complete interface-lift and skin, with particular regard to Mac users.

Opera 10 beta is a completely free download for Windows, Mac and Linux users

via [The Register ] | Opera 10 Press Release

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