Feeds

Opera stretches vocal cords with v.10 release

Hits a few bum notes, but is anyone listening?

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Opera 10 is now available to download for Windows, Linux and Mac platforms, less than a week after Opera Software spun out the release candidate version of the browser.

The Oslo, Norway-based company said the browser comes loaded with Opera Turbo, a compression engine intended to speed up slow web connections.

It claimed the engine runs Opera 10 up to eight times faster on lousy internet connections compared with rival browsers.

Other improvements include Google Gmail-like mail client tweaks and better thumbnail tabs.

Opera has also beefed up its customisable Speed Dial feature that shows more commonly visited web pages than previously. And there’s a spell check (for 51 languages) that can now be used in any text field within Opera.

Meanwhile, developers itching to play with code via the browser now have access to a newer version of Opera Dragonfly, the outfit’s online dev tool.

However, some might argue a few key things are missing from this release.

Notably, Opera Unite is absent from Opera 10. The web-browser-meets-web-server contraption, which the firm unveiled in June this year to a lukewarm reception, hasn't been loaded into this version of the browser.

There’s also no sign of Opera’s new JavaScript engine that has been under development for a little under a year now.

Sadly the supposedly super-fast engine, code-named Carakan, doesn’t see the light of day with this release. Perhaps that kinda speed requires that Opera turn it up all the way to 11. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Mathematica hits the Web
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months
Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
Not fit for purpose on day of launch, says Cupertino
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.