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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. ®

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