The Future of Browsing? Just Look At Opera 10 Beta
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:01:28 PM
His opening paragraph is exactly right, and shows that he knows the history of web browser design:
Ever wonder what features will be found in the next generation of Web browsers? Well, usually there’s one easy way to find out: Just check out the latest version of Opera.
Opera may not be the best known or most used Web browser out there, but, over the years, it has been one of the most innovative. Often, features that become mainstays across browsers appeared first in Opera.
You can see from Opera's history of innovation, for example, that original tabs were invented by Opera in March 2000 in Opera v4.0...and now comes Visual Tabs. (Don't forget that Tab Thumbnails were added by Opera long time ago also. Just hover your cursor over the Opera Tab Bar and watch what happens. You may need to check this box first.)
Opera added a search field in the toolbar WAY BACK in Dec. 2000...!
And now, we'll see how long until intelligent auto-Turbo is added by other (desktop & mobile) browsers to minimize flakey WIFI or slow connections.
Remember to set Opera Turbo to AUTO; then it'll only come ON when you need it (and turn itself OFF when your connection speeds up -- or after you complain to your internet provider).
Try Opera 10 Beta with all the new goodies here.