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Opera releases world's fastest browser for Mac

April 27, 2010

Now ten times faster than its predecessor

Oslo, Norway - April 27, 2010

The new Opera browser for Mac is now more than ten times faster, according to speed comparisons between Opera 10.52 and Opera 10.10. With a powerful new feature set tailored for Mac computers, Opera delivers a much improved user experience. Download Opera for Mac at www.opera.com.

The new Opera is designed with Mac in mind. This version boasts an improved user interface, Cocoa integration, multi-touch trackpadgestures and Growl support. This, combined with the unprecedented speed from the new JavaScript engine, Carakan, and the new graphic library, Vega, provides a faster and smoother browsing experience. The new Opera also features the latest in Web standards, including leading SVG support and HTML 5 video.

Main reasons to try Opera for Mac:

  • Top speed - Take advantage of the world's fastest browser optimized for Mac, now more than ten times faster than the previous version of Opera for Mac.
  • Mac-ified UI - Opera's new user interface for Mac is now more responsive, with a unified toolbar and design overhaul.
  • Finger navigation - Multi-touch trackpad gestures make browsing much more efficient. Pinch to zoom or use two fingers to scroll and three fingers to navigate back and forth in your browser history, all from your trackpad.
  • Turbo-charged browsing - When surfing with your Mac on slow, congested networks, for example at an airport or on a train, Opera Turbo comes to the rescue, ensuring the fastest page loading no matter the crowd. Tests show that Opera Turbo provides about 65% faster browsing on Edge and around 50% faster browsing speed on 3G networks.

"To all Mac users who value fast browsing, please meet Opera," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "Opera is a consistent performer on even the most congested networks, giving people the fastest browsing experience, coupled with a powerful feature set that is finely attuned to the needs of Mac users."

To get Opera on your Mac go to www.opera.com.

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