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Turbocharge your Web experience with Opera 10

September 1, 2009

Newest browser is packed with innovations to help you get more from the Web

Oslo, Norway - September 1, 2009

Opera Software today unveiled the final version of Opera 10. In a world of ordinary Web browsers, Opera 10 stands out from the crowd with innovative new features wrapped in an elegant, fresh interface. Opera 10 is absolutely free, comes in 43 languages, and works on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. You can download the world's most innovative browser from http://www.opera.com/.

There are three major things you must try in Opera 10:

  1. Opera Turbo, a new compression technology that solves the pain of slow connections.

    Whether you are an on-the-go business traveler, you rely on 3G cards in your netbook, or you find yourself stuck on a sluggish Wi-Fi connection, Opera Turbo gives you a major browsing boost.

    If your network speed slows to a crawl, simply enable Opera Turbo to browse the Web at broadband-like speeds. Opera Turbo will automatically detect when network speeds will enable you to benefit. Once you turn it on, Opera Turbo instantly compresses pages, so less data needs to be transferred over a limited connection.

    Take the Opera Turbo test today. In our laboratory trials, Opera Turbo gives up to eight times faster Web surfing over slow connections than other browsers.

    VIDEO - Scandinavians have an obsession for compression. Watch a slightly different take on our Opera Turbo technology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYEUFwJXVvw

  2. A sleek and beautiful interface You have never seen an Opera browser that looks like this. For Opera 10 we gave the browser a streamlined and elegant new interface. The world-class design complements Opera's world-class features that help you get even more out of your Web browsing.
  3. Better tabs, from the original pioneer Opera continues pioneering new ways to use tabs. In Opera 10, resize your tab bar by pulling down on it or double-clicking the handle, revealing a surprise: Opera now shows you full thumbnails of all your open tabs.

Tip: Opera 10's Visual Tabs are placed at the top, but you can put them on either sides or the bottom. Try it with a widescreen monitor.

Opera 10 includes other refinements to help you maximize productivity and get more from your Web-browsing experience:

  • Super-sized Speed Dial

    Opera's Speed Dial has been emulated all over the Web. Now the original is ready for your personal touch. Have a large monitor? Turn your Speed Dial into a 5x5 grid. Other sizes are available, as well. If you have a favorite picture, you can use it as your Speed Dial's background image.

  • Automatic updates for enhanced safety

    Opera 10 updates automatically, so you always have the latest version. Now you always take advantage of our newest features and benefit from Opera's strong track record when it comes to protecting our users. Visit secunia.com to see the statistics.

  • Chekk ur speling

    Misspell no more. Enter text into any form field or into our e-mailclient, and we will make you look good. The Spell Checker supports 51languages, using the popular open source Hunspell dictionary format.

  • Better e-mail with a better e-mail client

    Why just browse the Web? Opera puts your e-mail right where you need it, by giving you a built-in e-mail client for optimal productivity. Opera Mail gives you many options to organize, sort and search your mail and contacts. Opera 10 features the fastest and most powerful Opera Mail yet. A new thread reader makes it easy to follow discussions. Combined with our built-in Spell Checker, Opera 10 gives you a great e-mail client and a great browser, all in one.

  • The craftsmanship under the hood

    Browsing speed is a combination of many factors. We fine-tuned our overall speed, making Opera faster and smoother on resource-intensive pages such as Gmail. Opera 10 is 40% faster in page loading than Opera 9.6 ... and that is before you activate Opera Turbo. Opera is designed not only to be light and fast, but also smart. Our adaptive memory management is optimized to work with your machine, conserving memory if your computer has less RAM and utilizing more memory to enhance performance if your computer has memory to spare.

  • Toys for Web developers

    Web developers can play with the newest update to Opera Dragonfly, our set of on-board, Web development tools. Opera Dragonfly, available in 36 languages, now allows you to edit the DOM and inspect HTTP headers. With a 100% score on the ACID3 standards compliance test, and support for CSS3 Webfonts, Opera 10 is ready whenever inspiration strikes.

What our CEO says:

"At Opera, we have always worked hard to innovate new ways to improve everyone's browsing experience," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "Opera Turbo is our newest innovation, and one we think everyone should try, because we all will face a slow connection at some point. Now, there is a solution, and it is absolutely free. We are excited to offer Opera 10 to the world, and we hope even more people discover what the 40 million people who have already made the switch know: browsing with Opera makes the Web a safer, more enjoyable and more interesting place."

Availability

Opera 10 comes in 43 languages for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. It is available completely free from http://www.opera.com/.

Reviewing Opera 10:

A video guide to Opera 10 is available here: http://www.opera.com/press/reviews/

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About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.