Opera 10.60 Alpha

By | May 31, 2010 | 17 Comments


Opera 10.60 Alpha
Today, Opera Software has released an alpha version of Opera 10.60 web browser. Promising final release sometime in summer, not only they managed to improve browser stability but also increase its performance and add a couple of new features.

What’s new?
Windows, Mac and Linux sync
Linux/FreeBSD versions
JavaScript rendering engine is 50-75% faster than in Opera 10.50
Speed Dial has wide-screen preview thumbnails that fit better and are easier to see
The upgraded Opera Menu is easier to find and use
Refined Visual tab previews
Numerous stability and security improvements

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  • Mark

    WOW.  20% faster than the latest Chrome nightly, 35% faster than Chrome released..
     
    That’s REALLY impressive, Opera kills everything else in performance, features AND standards compliance.

    • nvm

      20% faster than Chrome? I doubt that. If anything, they are just about even. But I’m sure the Chrome guys have more performance stuff up their sleeves.

      • Daniel Hendrycks

        You were saying that about Chrome 5 too. I am pretty sure the developers of Opera have more up their sleeve too if Chrome gets ahead.

  • yamin

    but why I don’t feel that opera fast than chrome in 10.50 until 10.60 alpha ??
     

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  • Dels

    @yamin
    benchmark and real world testing should be different depending your internet connection speed and condition, in my experience i can load gmail, facebook and google wave much faster on Opera than Chrome

    • yamin

      oh … thanx man I didn’t know that before

  • RamaSubbu SK

    Wow!! Opera rocks, I hope the Opera users will increase on PC.

    • nvm

      Opera has already grown its userbase, but not as fast as Chrome ;)

      • RamaSubbu SK

        Opera PC has increased only 0.46 % in a year.
        http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=1&qpcustom=Opera
        Currently they are are at 2.43 % , I want Opera to be atleast more than 5 % to push the bigger companies to have Opera in their test matrix , to make sure all the sites in this world works well with Opera.

        • nvm

          It isn’t possible to measure real market share. All we know is that Opera has gained millions of users the last few months. Chrome has gained even more million users of course.

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    For me Chrome was (current release) was little bit faster on Linux. However during Peacekeeper test I’ve had 20+ tabs opened in Opera, when in Chrome only one :P

    • DonkeyKong

      Chrome is cheating in the Peacekeeper test, if you look at the test where the ball is rolling. The ball don’t crash they slip right through.

  • Duke Phillips

    *Sigh*
     
    Does anyone know how to make Firefox’s addressbar behave like Opera’s used to? You know: one word – go to url, multiple words – search

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZS0hBHVUlc max1c

      oo i know i know!!!
      install opera!

      • Duke Phillips

        Post- 10.5 Opera doesn’t do this anymore. I’m still using 10.1, but already sites like Youtube are breaking in it.
         
        Opera is aware of the problem and the number of people complaining, but still won’t give us the option to change it back.