The release showcases Opera’s new rendering engine, Opera Presto 2.2 which will become the foundation of all future Opera 10 products.
The Norwegian company reckons that the new engine offers a 30 per cent faster browsing experience as compared to Opera Presto 2.1, introduced in Opera 9.5 in June 2008.
Opera has fine-tuned its standards support and, as a result, Opera 10 alpha achieves an Acid3 100/100 Test score. This version also reportedly provides Web developers with a whole range of new technologies for building better Web sites.
Other new features in Opera 10 alpha include spell-checking as you type, as well as auto-updating to the latest versions as they become available. Opera Mail also has added support for HTML formatting of e-mails.
“My favorite development in this release is the support for new Web technologies, which allows people to explore new ways of using the Internet,” says Johan Borg, Vice President of Consumer Engineering, Opera Software. “Our 100/100 Acid3 Test score is only a first indication of the impact these new Web technologies will have.”
Opera for the masses
By INQUIRER Newsdesk on Dec 5, 2008 12:55AM