Opera Software has released Opera 10.50 for Windows, that includes a new design and private browsing, where Opera hides all traces of sites visited.

The improvements to Opera's look and feel are many, but the result is a leaner browsing experience, so users have more room on screen for content. The new Opera menu button replaces the traditional menu bar, so there is a single-point to access all of Opera's groundbreaking features.

Opera 10.50 runs on a new JavaScript engine, Carakan, and a new graphics library, Vega and allows users to browse privately in a tab or in an entirely separate window.

Other features include:

  • Opera Turbo – When bandwidth is slows, Opera Turbo compresses Web pages on the main servers. and because less data is transferred, Web content gets to you faster.
  • Opera Unite – Opera Unite combines the flexibility of a Web application with the capability of a Web server, easily accessible from your browser.
  • Opera Link – Synchronize your Speed Dial, notes, search-engine preferences and more; then, just log into any other Opera Web browser or even Opera Mini, the world's most popular mobile Web browser.

“Opera 10.50 is the fastest browser in almost all speed tests,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera. “But, more important than any speed test is the real-world speed during use. We designed Opera 10.50 to be easy to use, while making our unique features stand out, so you can get more out of the Web.”

Opera 10.50 includes improved standards support for HTML5 and CSS3, giving Web designers the tools they need to make eye-catching Web applications that work on completely open technologies.

Opera 10.50 is available completely free from www.opera.com or via Microsoft's browser choice screen. It is currently available for Windows and comes in 42 different languages. Mac and Linux versions will be launched soon.

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