Opera 10 hits third beta


Opera has unveiled the third beta for its Opera 10 browser.

The Norwegian web firm said the beta improves performance and stability, with better compression for faster speeds using its Turbo technology.

Aside from a few design tweaks, it also includes new ways of organising tabs - they are now resizeable and can sit on the left or right side, or the top or bottom. The thumbnail tabs can also be reduced to text to cut clutter.

On top of that, Opera has integrated a crash logger for increased stability.

Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera Software, said in a statement: "This third beta comes after a lot of careful improvements. We have never released such a solid piece of technology that not only runs seamlessly, but is so nice to look at as well."

Opera added that its Unite "inter-browser communication technology" is not being included in the third beta as it's still at the alpha testing stage. The tech lets the browser be used as a basic web server.