Opera 10 Goes into Beta Mode

"Opera 10 beta 1 is not just blazing fast, but also packs a bunch of innovative features."

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Opera 10 Goes into Beta Mode
The new Opera 10 browser is blazing-fast and has a host of innovative features.Opera released the beta 1 of their next generation Opera 10 browser, an event that is expected to heat up the war between Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera for the fastest and best browser. In addition to a host of innovative, user-friendly features, Opera 10 is reportedly much faster than earlier versions.
Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera have all been working on developing their new browsers, with Microsoft taking the lead with the release of Internet Explorer 8 earlier in the year. Mozilla too is working on Firefox 3.5, with the beta 4 currently available for download. Opera’s entry into the race could lead to some interesting equations.
Opera 10 beta 1 features expandable tabs, which can be turned into thumbnails just by dragging a bar beneath the tabs. Though only a cosmetic feature, it gives the browser a classy feel. With its built-in turbo compression technology, the browser opens websites with stunning speeds even on low bandwidth connections. The technology also makes it possibly the fastest browser currently available.
Opera has also added a Speed Dial feature on the browser, which allows users to directly load one of their favourite websites in a new tab. The next generation browser also carries Opera Mail, the light weight email client from Opera that can serve as a replacement to Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird.
With the Opera Presto 2.2 engine at its core, Opera 10 boasts of a perfect score on the Acid3 compatibility test, which means it meets the highest web standards currently in practice. The Presto 2.2 engine makes the browser compatible with Web Fonts, RGBA/HSLA colour, and SVG improvements among others.
While Opera has created a highly feature-packed browser, it seems to have overlooked one major short-coming that bugged its earlier versions too. Opera 10 continues to disappoint in its security/ad-blocking ability. Unlike IE 8 and Firefox 3.0.10, Opera 10 does not seem to allow selective blocking of JavaScript and Flash. So if you have JavaScript turned off and are visiting a site that has JavaScript, you might miss out on content that you need.
Opera is yet to confirm the official release date for its next generation browser, but the beta 1 suggests IE and Firefox could be in for some serious competition from this superfast offering. The beta 1 already has enough features and innovations to pull-in lots of IE or Firefox fans; the effects of the final version only remain to be seen.
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03-06-2009, 11:08:03

"A niffty little LGA1366 ready heatsink from Cooler Master, We see how the Hyper N520 performs inside." - by Ham


Read on..

03-06-2009, 11:44:47

Good review Graham. Should be LGA 1366 though :)

03-06-2009, 12:00:34

Would this outperform the Noctua NP?

03-06-2009, 12:09:30


Would this outperform the Noctua NP?

How does the NP stack up vs the vendetta and draw a conclusion form that? Or send me the NP and I'll test that ;).

03-06-2009, 14:49:23

I'd accept the performance vS my vendetta2, work in the price - and probably buy it cos it has a lovely flat plate to clean !

Vendetta2 is a great cooler, but not for any1 who might switch cpus from time to time (which is unusual).

Great review, puts it all in perspective.

10-06-2009, 03:09:35

Nice review mate, gave me something good to read in work xD

10-06-2009, 12:51:01

I have been looking at this cooler since the lower clearance (92mm) height and good performance make it a decent cooler (competes near 120mm towers), but I have seen horror stories about how frustrating the installation process is for this board.

I am looking at putting in an AM3 board for $18 US after shipping which seems like a great deal to me but how much truth is there behind the installation issues?

10-06-2009, 13:16:56

Installation isn't the most simple proceadure, but it's certainly not a nightmare. It's a bit fiddely getting the backplate and then the nuts on but thats it.

10-06-2009, 13:48:43


Installation isn't the most simple proceadure, but it's certainly not a nightmare. It's a bit fiddely getting the backplate and then the nuts on but thats it.

Thanks mate. I figured as much, but it always nice to chat with someone who has had to deal with it.

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