Opera 10 Blazes into Beta, Promises 40 Percent Better Performance


Available in alpha form for some time now, Opera Software has just released its upcoming Opera 10 browser as a beta 1 download.

Speed appears to be the main focus for Opera 10, which sports a new compression technology called Opera Turbo. According to Opera, this will provide "significant improvements in browsing speeds over limited-bandwidth connections." In general, the company claims up to a 40 percent performance boost in Opera 10 with its Presto 2.2 rendering engine.

Other new features include a customizable Speed Dial for storing 4 to 25 websites, a resizable search field, new visual tabs and sleeker design, and inline spell checker, an a boatload more.

Opera 10 is expected to be released in final form before the end of the year. In the meantime, you can read more about the new browser here , and grab the beta here .

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