Its hardly a month since beta-2 of the popular web browser, Opera 10.0 was released and already a new development milestone is available for download. The latest snapshot offered by the Norwegian browser maker is labeled Beta 3 and is up for grabs for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users. Users looking to start running Opera 10.0 Beta 3 should be aware of the fact that the build is a development snapshot and, as such, it “might” contain several issues, from crashes to data loss bugs.
Now Opera 10.0 comes with crash recovery console and a logger that Opera says will make the browser “rock-solid”. Users on slower or dial-up connections should see performance improvements in Opera Turbo, too, although they didn’t specify what those changes were or what kind of benchmarks users should expect. If you’re seeing dramatically better numbers for Opera Turbo on a slow connection, let me know in the comments.
Change list – Opera 10 beta 3
Tab tweaks – Multiple Opera users who tested the previous betas shared their preferences for more visual tab options. Opera has responded in beta 3 by offering options for tab placement. Now users can view their visual thumbnail tabs on the right or left side of the screen, in addition to placement options on the top or bottom. Tabs are resizable and the thumbnail view is optional.
Eyes on the UI – Designer Jon Hicks continues his renovation of the user interface (UI) by implementing several new tweaks designed to make using Opera even more efficient.
Multilingual – With a whopping total of 38 languages, Opera’s beta 3 aims to make it easier for users around the world to feel more at home while online.
Crash prevention – Opera’s integrated crash logger has made beta 3 a rock-solid ride.
Even more turbo – Opera Turbo has been further refined for increased speed when browsing over slow network connections.