Opera 9.50 beta
Opera released their first 9.5 Alpha today, nicknamed Kestrel. Usually I don’t use Opera, I use Firefox for webdevelopment with Firebug and similar tools but it’s pretty slow even on my fast new machine. For my everyday browsing I use Konqueror for it’s neat desktop integration (read ASpell, KWallet, Kio, Filebrowser etc.). And compared to Firefox Konqueror is fast.
Also very interesting is this part of the release note:
We worked to make Kestrel feel even more integrated with your platform. Mac users can expect a nice new visual look and feel, while Opera for Linux will add a QT4 build, so you can easily adjust your skin to match the desktop. 64-bit Linux/FreeBSD packages will also be available.
Neat! I’m really looking foreward to this since I prefer programs which adapt to the widget styles I use and see in other (KDE/Qt) programs.
Even in my first few minutes of usage I encountered a few problems, most notably some layout quirks with form elements which resolve after a refresh of the page.