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Opera 10.50 for Windows is released

March 2nd, 2010

Windows 10.50 is released and we are still the fastest browser available! If you haven’t downloaded it yet, what is taking you so long? Head over to www.opera.com/download, to get your hands on it now.

We have gone from Pre-Alpha to Final in just over two months (with a Christmas holiday in between I might add). Never has the development of the desktop browser been so fast. Our developers are rivalling Carakan for speed! But the thanks doesn’t just go to them, we simply couldn’t have done it without your testing and feedback. So give yourselves a big pat on the back for all that we have achieved together.

In the last couple of blog posts, several of you commented that our developers deserve some time off and whilst that is true, I know the Mac and UNIX teams are still hungry to get their own versions of 10.50 out. So there will be no slacking off, just yet. Development continues apace!

Whilst you Mac and UNIX users await your respective finals, we thought we’d give you another snapshot. Like the Windows final, these builds have the latest rendering improvements but are understandably still rougher around the edges, as they have not yet been fully optimised and integrated into their environments (though Mac is getting close).

Highlights

  • The latest Presto and Carakan improvements

Known Issues

  • Mac
    • No support for PowerPC (PPC)
    • Minimal Java Support
    • Possible performance issues on low end machines

    UNIX

    • Font problems
    • Language input issues
    • Compiz issues
    • No .deb or .rpm packages
    • Some Command line option don’t work

WARNING: Opera 10.50 for Mac and Unix is a development snapshot: it contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.

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