The final build of Opera 10.60 is out. Within a month, Opera Software has managed to go from alpha to final release quality. I had reviewed Opera 10.60 Beta when it was released. Since then, there haven’t been any significant changes. However, as expected, numerous existing bugs and stability issues have been fixed.
Opera 10.60 features the new Presto 2.6 rendering engine. Carakan has also been optimised to introduce further speed improvements. The result of the Peacekeeper benchmark (carried out by Opera Software) is embedded below.
Developers will be pleased with the improved standards support. With the latest release, Opera becomes the first (stable) browser to support the WebM video platform. Other new standards supported include AppCache, Web Workers and Geolocation. You can give Geolocation a spin on Opera’s special Geolocation demo page, which shows real-time downlaods of the browser on an interactive map.
Opera 10.60 has also received numerous minor visual facelifts. The ungainly O-Menu button has been replaced with a more decent looking counterpart, speed dial page adapts better to widescreen resolutions, hover tab thumbnails are cleaner and internal tabs (like Mail, Notes and History) now display icons instead of thumbnails.
Other changes include addition of the Bing search engine, live search suggestions for Wikipedia and inclusion of AVG’s services in Opera’s antimalware and anti-phishing feature. The latest build can be downloaded from opera.com/browser/download.
The 10.60 release builds upon the revolutionary Opera 10.5 and takes things up a notch. The latest update just solidifies Opera’s position as one of the best browsers out there. Unfortunately, the lack of an API still sticks out as a sore point. Opera is the only major browser which is yet to support add-ons. Firefox, Chrome, Safari and even Internet Explorer have add-ons/extensions. So Opera, what’s taking so long?
7 responses to “Opera 10.60: Everything Just Got A Bit Better”
Opera put an incredible pace of development into their software; this is only three months after 10.50 reached final, and we have significant improvements throughout the browser. No revolutionary ideas this time, perhaps, but Opera is working hard to ensure it stays the best browser. Being the first stable browser to ship WebM is really something to talk about, and hopefully Chrome will follow shortly.
And for Linux users like me, this is a massive upgrade from 10.11 😉 Keep it coming Opera.
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I was so close to ditching it for a bit until they addressed some issues. I have been a hardcore user of it since 97 or so, and even paid for it up until 2005, when it was finally released free of charge.
However with 10.60 recently released, you can perish the thought of me ditching it.
Java runs much more smoothly… It’s very noticeable.
You can check out the benchmarking scores here, or feel free to check other sites.
The 10.60 changelog.
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All i can say is that Opera ROCKS!!!! 🙂
Its very good, still not perfect like Firefox though!
Fast web good servis
Love seeing those benchmark numbers!