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Opera 10.5 Beta comes with Private browsing and Windows7 integration

The latest version of Opera Browser comes with a bundle of nice features. Well private browsing is nothing new as almost all well known browsers are having this feature. But windows7 Integration, i have to tell you, its awesome. Its like this version of opera have integrated to windows7 better than Internet explorer 8.

The interface has been completely re-done with Aero Glass for Windows 7 or Vista users. The menu bar has been rolled up into a single button similar to the way Office 2007 works, with easy access to all common functions all from one place.

Windows 7 users can hover their mouse over the taskbar Opera button to see previews of each of the open tabs, and moving your mouse over a specific tab will enable the Aero Peek effect and show the Opera window with the contents of that particular tab. Well this is how Internet Explorer 8 works right? And thats not all. You can even middle-click on the thumbnail preview to close a tab.

If you have created a shortcut of opera on your taksbar, then you can simply right click it and it gives you options for selecting items from your Speed Dial, opening a new tab, or starting a new private browsing session in a separate tab.

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This build still represents early work in progress; as before many things are known not to work. It can still crash, cause you to swear and speak badly of you behind your back. You have been warned!

Known issues (will be fixed in the next snapshot)

  • 99% score on Acid3
  • Regression in DOM performance

Opera 10.5 Beta [Opera Desktop Team] via – LifeHacker

Mozilla released Firefox 3.6 beta 2

Firefox is really working hard to speed up things. Now with in 2 weeks of their Firefox 3.6 beta 1 , they now released their 3.6 beta 2, with about 192 bug fixes and in addition to the already existing performance boosts and support for one-click themes.

You can get the latest straight from the Firefox beta page. if you’re already using 3.6 beta 1, this update with 192+ bug fixes is well worth.

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Firefox 3.6 beta1 Ready for download

Mozilla just released the first official beta of Firefox 3.6, featuring built-in support for themes (Personas), improved performance, and more. Early adopters, your download is ready.

The features are:

  • Users can now change their browser’s appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas.
  • Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.
  • Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
  • Support for the WOFF font format.
  • Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness and startup time.
  • Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.

You can download the beta version here. – Mozilla Firefox 3.6 beta 1.

PS: This version is an early release. There may be lots of bug. So only download if you’re comfortable running less than completely stable software.

Give us comments about the software after trying. We will be glad to have your comments.

Google Chrome 3 beta is out

Google released a new beta version of their browser Google Chrome 3 beta. Not only is it speedier than ever, but they’ve also given the browser a little bit of design whimsy that we hope will bring some color and delight to your day.

According to Google:

“This new beta is fitted with a customizable New Tab page, an improved Omnibox and a few basic themes that allow you to deck out your browser with colors, patterns and images. We’ve also built HTML5 capabilities into this release, as well as a few other nifty technical improvements that will help Google Chrome make the most of your network connection.”

This beta release shows over 30% improvement on both the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over our current stable channel release.

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These are the latest themes available in google directory for Chrome. Currently themes are supported by only this beta version.

You can get this latest beta version from here:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/chrome/beta/