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Opera 10.60 beta – A new Speed Marvel?

Opera 10.60 beta is out for Windows, Linux/FreeBSD and MacOS X. With the latest release Opera is striving to achieve speed supremacy over Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox. The company says that this release is more than 50% faster for JavaScript than 10.50 (on selected JavaScript tests). So let’s look at the new features available in this latest release …
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Opera Browser 10.53 Fixes Critical Security Vulnerability

The Opera web browser is user-friendly, secure, and fast with the inclusion of opera turbo. The Opera browser uses less memory and less space on your hard drive than before. It is also an extremely versatile web browser that includes a lot of new features such as Visual tabs, pop-up blocking, integrated searches and more advanced features such as e-mail, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat enabling you to be more productive whilst browsing through the web.

I personally disable the E-Mail, News and IM Client as I am using Thunderbird and Google talk. I have mentioned how to disable these features in an earlier post (Click Here). Anyhow I have been using the latest version (10.53) for a little bit of time now and I have to say that the browser is getting better by the day. The latest version fixes a Severe Vulnerability that affected Opera 10.52 for Windows, where it enables hackers to execute malicious code. This latest version also fixes a few other issues including browser freezing on Google Maps. I would advise anyone still using Opera 10.52 to install the 10.53 patch as soon as possible to protect their systems from this vulnerability.

Below is a list of items that implemented in the latest version of the opera web browser

  • Enjoy unprecedented speed with our new Carakan JavaScript engine, Vega graphics library, and Opera Presto 2.5 browser engine.
  • Opera includes industry leading support for Web standards such as HTML 5, SVG and JavaScript.
  • Enhanced platform integration on Windows and Mac means that Opera looks and works better than ever on your operating system.
  • A beautiful, new design looks great on Windows, maximizing your view of the Web and fully utilizing Aero transparency on Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
  • Our improved dialogs will not get in your way or interrupt you. You can now switch between different pages without having to clear prompts first.
  • Searching is easier than ever, with Web search integrated right in the address field. You can also find pages from your history and bookmarks, as you type.
  • Displaying pages in the size you want is smoother than ever, with a new zoom slider in the status bar.
  • Rest assured that browsing stays personal with private browsing. Once you close a private tab or window, the data from that session is removed from the browser without a trace.

Click here to download the latest Opera version.

If you wish to install the latest snapshot it is available at the Opera Desktop Team blog.

Happy Browsing