Opera 10, formerly codenamed Peregrine, features an improved user interface, increased web standards support, bug fixes, performance improvements, and new tools for web developers (particularly opera dragonfly, sort of like firebug on opera). Opera 10 Final includes Opera Turbo, the new bandwidth-booster for slow Internet connections, and a revamped Opera Mail, its built-in e-mail client. Opera claims that version 10 of its desktop browser will be significantly faster on resource intensive pages such as Gmail and Facebook, deeming it more than 40% faster overall than Opera 9.6.
Opera Turbo, the browser’s much-publicized compression engine for slow-poke connections, remains a feature highlight. Opera claims that Opera Turbo runs the browser up to eight times faster on suffering connections than do competing browsers.
The refreshed user interface is also noteworthy. Joining the new default skin (changed from version 9.6), are changes to tab bar behavior. The conventional tabs double as thumbnail images. Double-click the thin gray bar below the tabs (indicated by dots) or click and drag to expand open tabs into preview windows that you can navigate by clicking among them.
Other enhancements include an expanded Speed Dial (a feature that has later been adopted and adapted in Google’s Chrome browser) that shows more commonly visited Web pages than in previous Opera browsers. You’re also able to customize it with a background picture. You’ll see that built-in spell check (yes, finally, no need for a external spelling checking software while writing in Opera!) will be applicable to any text field (for 51 languages), and that Opera’s incorporated e-mail client takes a page from Google’s books by threading e-mail conversations.
Opera 10 comes in 43 languages, and works on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
IMHO, Opera is simply the fastest + easiest to use web browser and it has continuously exceed my expectations with each new releases. Download Opera 10 for free and experience the difference.