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Opera 10.60 Brings More Than Speed

Jun 25, 2010, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"Opera keeps churning out new releases faster than you can say "Vuvuzelas are annoying." With the 10.60 beta, Opera is faster, smarter, location aware, and serving up WebM video. Waiting for 10.50 final for Linux? Forget it, hop on board the beta train to 10.60.

"Opera decided to skip the final 10.50 release for Linux altogether and jump ahead to 10.60. At the speed the company is releasing new builds, it's not hard to see why. Let's take a look at what's new in this release.

"Speedy

"The speed battle continues, with Opera striving to achieve speed supremacy over Google Chrome and Safari. The company says that this release is 50% faster for JavaScript than 10.50. I usually like to benchmark Opera versus the latest Chrome and Firefox, but was a bit hesitant to try benchmarking this time around. Not because of any flaws with Opera, but because my ISP (Charter) was providing flaky service. I couldn't be sure that conditions would remain the same between browser tests, so I opted to hold off."

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