Opera 10 Beta Adds Visual Tabs, Server-Side Compression

The Opera 10 browser beta has opened to the public, cloaked in a slightly new interface and boasting a couple key features over the last version. Live tab previews and new navigation are the most conspicuous changes, though the most important one is under the hood: like Opera Mini and the upcoming version of Opera Mobile, Opera 10 supports server-side compression.

It should make browsing on slow cellular and/or modem connections much more palatable, the trade-off being that image content looks like ass, as demonstrated in the above screengrab. [Opera via Pocket Lint]