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Is Opera 10.50 Really the Fastest?

Opera is finally making with the snapshots for 10.50 on Linux, but is it really as fast as they claim? Opera’s upcoming release gets a shakedown this week, and the results might surprise you.

Good news for Linux users who love the Opera Web browser: After being snubbed for a big chunk of the pre-10.50 release cycle, Opera has finally started putting out snapshots for all platforms, including Linux. Now that we finally have our hands on Opera 10.50 development snapshots for Linux, does it live up to the hype? Is it really as fast as they claim? Don’t bet on it.

Opera is enjoying a bit of a surge in popularity lately, with the browser ballot in Europe bringing renewed attention to “alternative” browsers. The company seems to be putting quite a bit of polish on its desktop browsers to build on the momentum, and Opera is even taking a shot at getting its mobile browser on the iPhone platform.

So Opera is getting more attention than ever these days, but should Linux users be giving the underdog browser a shot?…

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