Web 2.0, SOA, and Web Services: Opera 10 Beta Continues Browser's Innovation Trend

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-06-09
 
 
 

Opera 10 Beta Continues Browsers Innovation Trend

by Jim Rapoza

Opera 10 Beta Continues Browsers Innovation Trend

Speed Dial

Like many past Opera innovations, Opera's Speed Dial—which makes it possible to view your favorite Websites when launching a new tab—has been heavily copied by competing browsers.

Speed Dial

Site Changes

The sites shown in Opera's Speed Dial can be easily changed, deleted or customized.

Site Changes

Speed Dial Customization

A new feature in the Opera 10 beta is the ability to extensively customize the Speed Dial page, from controlling the layout to adding a background image.

Speed Dial Customization

Turbo

The new Turbo feature in the Opera 10 beta uses multiple caching and other performance techniques to improve speed for those on slow connections.

Turbo

Network Performance

Opera Turbo can be configured to take action only when network performance slows.

Network Performance

New Look

With the Opera 10 beta, an overall new look and layout is provided for the browser.

New Look

Tab Innovations

Opera was the first browser to provide tabs, and, with the beta of Opera 10, the innovations continue with an excellent tab system that can be resized to show thumbnails of sites in tabs.

Tab Innovations

Opera Options

Opera 10 gives users the option to use cloud-based services for browser applications, such as using Web mail for mailto links, but the selection in the beta is very limited.

Opera Options

Standards Support

Standards support has always been strong in the Opera browser, and the beta of Opera 10 continues this tradition with a perfect score in the Acid3 test.

Standards Support

Search Field Resizing

Small improvements in the Opera 10 beta include the ability to resize the search field.

Search Field Resizing

Updates

With Opera 10, updates will take place automatically; the current update method requires a download and full install of the new version.

Updates

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