December 22, 2009
Opera 10.5 Pre-Alpha

The Opera Desktop Team have released a pre-alpha of their next Opera Browser, 10.5. Their opinion is that this is fast, really fast, with a completely re-written JavaScript engine 7x faster than the previous one, CSS3 support, new graphics rendering, and some sexy new dialog handling. More here along with download links.

I really really wish I was more of an Opera fan. It's a great browser, has pioneered a lot of the technologies we take for granted now (such as tabbed browsing) and has a bunch of new technologies that I see becoming integral in web surfing life in the future (ie: the Opera Unite feature which I've used a couple of times), but I just can't seem to get into it. Maybe one of these days I'll do a week of Opera only to force myself to use it.

Posted by Arcterex at December 22, 2009 08:05 AM