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Sneak Peek at Opera 10.5

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In my Web Winners and Losers column a few weeks ago, I noted that Opera had failed to bring much to the table in 2009. Opera 10 was a solid release, but didn’t do much bump its market share on the desktop. That hasn’t stopped the Opera team from trying, though. They released an alpha of Opera 10.5 on December 22nd that gives a sneak peek into what to expect from Opera in 2010.

Since it’s clearly labeled an alpha release, I wasn’t looking it over for bugs — just trying to get a sense what new features are coming in 10.5 and whether Opera 10.5 would be a must-have upgrade. One disappointment with the alpha release I do have to mention, though: No build for Linux. Normally I’d hold out until I could run a native build on Linux, but decided to slap the alpha on a Mac and give it a try there.

Well, I will say one thing about crashes. Opera 10.5 did crash a few times while I was testing. That’s OK. And it gave me a chance to see its crash reporting dialog, which is a nice if unfortunate feature to need. But every time Opera 10.5 crashed, it would also display a dialog about not being my default browser because it would exit.

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