Gallery: Dress rehearsal for Opera 10 beta

Opera 10 beta is the latest incarnation of a browser that currently lags in sixth place in terms of market share, according to Net Applications. With just 0.72 percent, it trails Internet Explorer (65.5 percent), Firefox (22.5 percent), Safari (8.43 percent), Chrome (1.8 percent) and Netscape (0.74 percent). Charles Mclellan from leads a tour of the browser.

The new version, released on June 3, is based on the company's Presto 2.2 rendering engine, and introduces a new skin by UK designer Jon Hicks, visual tabs, a new compression technology (Opera Turbo) for faster browsing on slow connections, automatic updating and BitTorrent support, among other features.

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