Opera 10 review

The final version of Opera 10 has arrived. Can its unique features help it compete in an increasingly crowded browser market?

Opera 10

These advanced features point to a fundamental difference in philosophy between Opera and other browsers: while the likes of Google Chrome and Safari try to keep life as simple as possible, Opera caters for the more engaged user. So, for example, when a page is loading, Opera shows not just a progress bar but a numeric count of loaded page elements. Right-clicking on a web page brings up a plethora of advanced settings, including automatic reloading, HTML validation and the option to view it in a different browser.

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With so much on offer, you may be wondering why Opera hasn't been more successful. Partly it's down to a lack of user awareness: Opera Software is a small Norwegian company that simply doesn't grab mainstream attention in the way Google or Apple can.

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