Opera has released the final version of Opera 10.50 web browser for Windows operating system platform. Opera 10.5 claimed to be the fasted web browser on Earth, with its new Opera Carakan JavaScript engine is said to be able to render JavaScript code up to 7x faster.

Opera Carakan, when combined with Opera Presto 2.5 rendering engine which supports HTML5, CSS2.1 and CSS3, and Vega graphics library, Opera 10.5 can effectively load web pages faster, and deliver the most advanced browsing technologies. In addition, Opera 10.50 for Windows also features all existing innovations of Opera, namely Opera Unite, Opera Turbo that uses Opera servers to compress web pages to boost browsing speed, Opera Link and Private browsing. Opera 10.50 incorporates Fraud Protection and Extended Validation certificates to enhance user’s security while surfing the Internet.

Other than performance improvements, Opera 10.5 also optimizes itself for Windows 7 with support for many operating system’s features such as Aero Peek, Aero Glass and Jump Lists. Opera 10.5 also revamps the new “O” Tab menu with a slick user interface, still with Visual Tabs and customizable Speed Dial support, adds a new Zoom interface overlay menu with a zoom bar control which able to enlarge a web page to a maximum of 3 times the original size.

Opera 10.5

Features of Opera 10.5 include:

  • Opera Widgets for Desktop
  • Opera Unite to share content directly with friends without having to upload anything to a Web site.
  • Opera Mail client
  • Opera Turbo for fast browsing on slow connections
  • Automated crash reporting
  • Opera Dragonfly to debug JavaScript and inspect CSS, the DOM and HTTP headers.
  • Opera Link to synchronize data of choice online or among different computers and devices.
  • Inline spell checker
  • Mouse gestures support
  • Beautiful Windows integration
  • Improved dialogs for better browsing
  • Visual tabs and sleek design
  • Speed Dial
  • Integrated Web search
  • Zoom
  • Full customization of Opera browser
  • New smart address bar shows matching results in history, bookmarks and even the actual content on the pages which have visited.
  • Use different search engines and Web-site searches from the new Search field.
  • Quickly find what you need on any page.
  • Block images, pop-ups, and plug-ins you do not want to see.
  • Download Manager with BitTorrent
  • Private browsing for browsing in private tabs or private windows without leaving any trace of the Web sites you have visited or other actions performed.
  • Support Secure Socket Layer (SSL) version 3, and TLS with automatic 256-bit encryption.
  • Auto-update
  • Security bar displays security information inside the address bar.
  • Stay safe with new Fraud Protection and Extended Validation certificates (EV).
  • Cookie control

Download Opera 10.5 from http://www.opera.com/browser/download/

Update: Opera 10.6