Opera 10.5 IS the fastest browser on Earth

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Opera have beaten all other browsers when it comes to speed. Opera has released the latest version of their web browser, version 10.5 for both Windows and Mac, featuring what seems to be like an amazing 7 times speed boost, not to forget about updates.


They have shown their browser’s amazing speed using their new JavaScript Engine known as “Carakan” which is 7 times faster then their older JavaScript engine “Furthak” used in Opera 10.10, and a new graphics library called “Vega”.

The way they achieved such speed is somewhat simple. Opera compresses web pages and routes them through their powerful servers. You can also benefit from Opera’s private browsing, either within a tab, or a whole window.

One of the things that caught my eye are the UI changes. Windows 7 and Vista users can now enjoy the use of the Aero Glass for Opera. The tabs can be enlarged for better preview, here’s how it looks:

Enlarged Tabs

When FireFox came out, it was considered to be speedy. But Opera and Google Chrome kept claiming being the speediest browser, and the challenge hasn’t ended yet. Let’s see what the future holds.

To download Opera 10.5, click here.

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  1. Only Opera’s “turbo” feature does this “Opera compresses web pages and routes them through their powerful servers.” , the rest is pure speed.

    1. That’s incorrect. Turbo loads the images in low resolution to speed up loading, and it’s used for slow connections. Opera did speed up their javascript engine by 7 times in Normal Mode. Hope your information has been corrected.

  2. Nope, you are wrong. The speed increase reported is without using Opera Turbo, they just rewrote their javascript engine and now is up to 7 times faster than their previous one. Turbo makes things even faster, but only for slow connections and was available for some time now in several platforms.

    1. True. What I realized about turbo is that it loads pictures in low definition to speed up loading.

  3. From Opera’s website: “Opera Turbo uses advanced compression technology to speed up data transfer and to reduce the amount of data that needs to be downloaded.”

    If Opera Turbo is off, no data is sent to Opera’s servers to be compressed. The speed tests of Opera are done with Opera Turbo off.

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