UI visual tweaks include; the O menu button in Opera 10.5x now reads “Menu”, thumbnails for internal tabs have been replaced with icons, the tab hover previews and Speed Dial have received a facelift.
On Windows, the Windows 7 taskbar previews have been disabled by default, as they caused frustration for people with a lot of open tabs. You can enable them from the Tabs sections of the Preferences dialog.
On Mac, Java only works if you have installed the very latest Java update on Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6. There is no Java support on Mac OS 10.4.
“Unix users, this obviously means that there will be no 10.5x version. However, we are aiming for synchronizing the 10.60 release across all platforms, and Unix will benefit from all the improvements since 10.5x.”
Known issues you’ll find in the release include broken Webfonts on Mac and Unix, and icon replacements for internal pages are stretched in the tab hover previews.
Opera 10.60 Alpha 1 is a free download for Windows, Mac and Unix/Linux. This alpha build of Opera is released for testing purposes, and should not be used on productive systems.