Opera team has released the final version of its much awaited web browser Opera 10.5010.50. Opera 10.50 brings a lot of new features to the table, most noticeable the speed improvements which leaves Firefox behind in the dust, at least for now. Opera 10.50 is only offered for the Windows operating system with the likelihood that versions for other operating systems follow suite later this month.
The Opera developers have released an update version 10.01 of Opera web browser. This update of Opera is a security and stability upgrade with no other apparent changes. As this release is a security update it is highly recommended for all Opera 10 users to update Opera to protect themselves, the browser and the computer system from malicious attacks.
The security and stability update is available for all supported operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac). Interested users can view the change logs for a complete release information. Opera 10.01 does not include Opera Unite which is still slated for a release in the final version of Opera 10.10.
Opera 10 Final is released officially and is now available for download from the official site as well as from the Opera ftp site. The final version of Opera is apparently the same build as the Opera 10 Release Candidate 2 (except for a few minor changes to standard files and a few new folders) that was released last week.
The Opera browser is the first major web browser to hit a two-digit version and it is well deserved as it was source for a series of web browsing enhancements and improvements that were copied by other Internet browsers throughout its existence.
The changes since RC2 according to the official Opera Desktop Team blog is as follows:
- Icon fix for Unix
- Minor fixes default search engines and bookmarks