The wait is over! Peregrine is finally here! Opera claims that the new build is up to 30% faster than the previous build! I have been using Peregrine for last couple of hours and it’s definitely blazing fast. I haven’t done any tests but Peregrine definitely puts Opera right on track to reclaim the lost crown of being the fastest browser. Among other things the new engine adds support for Web Fonts and is 100% ACID 3 compatible.
The alpha build isn’t feature complete and is mainly intended to showcase the new engine – Presto 2.2. The major new feature additions are Spell-Checker and Update Manager – as I had earlier speculated. Both of them were long overdue and are welcome additions. Another long awaited and much requested feature – HTMl formatting for emails, has been added. Hopefully, my other suggestions/wishes will also get implemented. You can get a taste of what’s to come from here.
P.S. : The Opera v10 webpage is sporting a favicon. Is that an indication of the icon Peregrine is likely to feature?