Opera 10.50 beta 2 for Windows is out

Opera 10.50 beta 2 for Windows is out

Summary: There are a fair few Opera users reading Hardware 2.0, so I thought I'd pass on the news that Opera 10.50 beta 2 for Windows is out.

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There are a fair few Opera users reading Hardware 2.0, so I thought I'd pass on the news that Opera 10.50 beta 2 for Windows is out.

It's mostly a bug-fix build ... here are the highlights:

  • Skin work, and tweaked styling of internal pages (opera:* and error pages)
  • Improved opera:config
  • Improved overlay authentication dialogs to avoid spoofing
  • Context menu fixes
  • Basic Web Storage user interface
  • Lots of crash fixes
  • Widgets fixes

More information on this release, including a detailed changelog, can be found here.

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Topics: Windows, Operating Systems, Software

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  • I am sure the 3 people that use it care.

    The rest of us, not so much...
    Qbt
    • My gran used to say

      nt
      Bozzer
    • Actually...

      Actually, last Opera announced any numbers, they had nearly 50 million desktop users. That was up from 30 million users a year or so earlier.

      Also, the rest of us really should care. Who else would everyone be stealing features from if Opera didn't exist? Opera invented just about everything you see in modern browsers, after all.
      wuppez
  • I must have some sort of sixth sense

    Because earlier today I thought "I wonder if there is a new beta" and hit the update button.

    Still seeing some minor interface glitches, but otherwise it's shaping up real nice compared to the alpha. Much more stable.
    ModernMech
    • I looked at it too

      It's far from ready for public consumption in my opinion. Have used Opera exclusively for the past decade or so. It's the best browser out there, but this beta has a ways to go, so don't think you can switch to it just yet.
      nikacat
      • Opera 10.50 Beta2 - Good for primetime.

        I'm using the Windows build, it's extremely fast and extremely stable. There are only a handful of quirks to iron out before RC and Release.
        Mark Str
        • There are only a handful of quirks to iron out

          Yeah, crashed on me while in Private Browsing mode checking my emails.

          Yep, I'm hiding something, hence the Private Browsing >:D

          I like that it has adblocking capabilities, though it still won't block ad frames like adblock plus on firefox does.
          View from Here
          • Just a thought...

            Did you bother to go to Customer Support at Opera and let them know?

            Bitching about it here will do you little good. If you didn't tell Opera yet, do so, then come back and whine about it.

            Here's a cleanex...
            Darth Malus
          • Huh?

            I can't post something out of my experience unless I go to Opera?

            Wow. Just wow.

            Edit:

            Oh, I get it now! You like Opera and you're shooting down anything and everything even mildly against it. Fanboism if I ever saw one.

            FTR, I do LIKE Opera you poop.
            View from Here
    • A second beta release is GOING to be bug fixes.

      It's BETA. If you don't know what that means then DON'T USE IT.

      So, what it means is, they want brave users to try out this software and find bugs. If you don't want to do that then DON'T USE IT.

      Even if you only want to try new features of the program now instead of waiting, you probably will, also, find bugs.

      That's not to say that the final version of this release won't have bugs, but as far as possible, it won't have the bugs that the brave beta testers found and reported, because those should get fixed.
      Robert Carnegie 2009
      • BETA

        I suggest it is you that don't know what beta means. Over time meanings can change for words and so it is with the word beta. Google were instrumental in changing its meaning during their years of keeping Gmail in beta, despite it being ready for everyone to use. Web developers the world over have followed suit.

        Wikipedia tells it like it is - "As the Internet has allowed for rapid and inexpensive distribution of software, companies have begun to take a more loose approach to use of the word "beta". [1] Netscape Communications was infamous for releasing alpha level versions of its Netscape web browser to the public and calling them "beta" releases. In February 2005, ZDNet published an article about the recent phenomenon of a beta version often staying for years and being used as if it were in production-level [2]. It noted that Gmail and Google News, for example, had been in beta for a long period of time and were not expected to drop the beta status despite the fact that they were widely used; however, Google News did leave beta in January 2006, followed by Google Apps, including Gmail, in July 2009.[3]. This technique may also allow a developer to delay offering full support and/or responsibility for remaining issues. In the context of Web 2.0, people even talk of perpetual betas to signify that some software is meant to stay in beta state. Also, "beta" is sometimes used to indicate something more like a release candidate such as the LittleBigPlanet public beta."
        techpops
        • oh my

          Using Google and Wikipedia as a standard of reference for anything is not very good! This post was good proof.
          EricVM
  • RE: Opera 10.50 beta 2 for Windows is out

    No thanks, its from Opera therefore I won't use it. I can't use a product from a company that can't compete on merit but instead whine to the EU. If they didn't try to screw Microsoft over then I'd probably give them a chance. Sorry Opera, you blew it. May your company go down in flames.
    Loverock Davidson
    • Are you being consistent, or a hypocrite?

      Are you using any products from Microsoft, Google or Mozilla?

      If you are then you are either ignorant of the facts, or a hypocrite.

      Fact 1: Both Google and Mozilla wholeheartedly supported the EU case against Microsoft. They actually joined themselves.

      Fact 2: Google has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft.

      Fact 3: Microsoft has filed antitrust complaints against Google.

      So to be 100% consistent, you cannot use any products from either of these companies.

      By the way, how does one screw a violator over by reporting the violations to the authorities? That doesn't make sense. If you come across a bank robbery and report it to the police, does that mean that you screwed over the robberers?

      Sorry LD, you blew it. May your ignorance stand up as a scary example to all.
      wuppez
      • I'm just doing the right thing

        by boycotting all of Opera's products and anything from the EU. Opera was the one who went crying to the EU, they pushed this whole thing, and I just simply cannot support a company like that who does not want to compete on merits.
        Loverock Davidson
        • You failed to address the questions I asked you. Hypocrite?

          Are you also boycotting Google, Mozilla and Microsoft for their involvement in antitrust cases?

          Are you also boycotting anything from the US because the US has the exact same antitrust laws as the EU?

          You can't support a company like what? What about the fact that Microsoft filed antitrust claims against Google, and vice versa?

          Are you just a robotic Microsoft shill, since you only seem to be able to post pre-recorded phrases rather than actually addressing people's points?
          wuppez
          • You are changing the subject

            and that is why I didn't answer. All you need to know is that I'm not supporting Opera or the EU.
            Loverock Davidson
          • I am not changing the subject. I am proving you to be a hypocrite.

            Are you also boycotting Google, Mozilla and Microsoft for their involvement in antitrust cases?

            Are you also boycotting anything from the US because the US has the exact same antitrust laws as the EU?

            You can't support a company like what? What about the fact that Microsoft filed antitrust claims against Google, and vice versa?

            Are you consistent, or a hypocrite? We all know the answer to that.
            wuppez
          • I will answer for LD

            for your last question about being a robotic MS shill: Yes.

            As for the other questions, these can't be answered by anyone in LD's behalf because they actually require addressing your points.
            Viva la crank dodo
        • Go Back To Redmond...

          NT
          Darth Malus