Saturday, October 15, 2011

Opera 12 Alpha Released With Hardware Acceleration

Opera has launches first Alpha for upcoming Opera version 12. Opera 12 features Hardware Acceleration and completely redesigned browser engine aimed at running web applications and games more quickly and smoothly than ever.

Also re-introduce skins in the form of themes and the address field update to the new HTML5 engine. Here the deatils of new features in Opera 12Alpha:
Faster graphics with hardware acceleration:
Although Opera's unique Vega graphics engine is already lightning fast, Opera is now using your computer's graphics card for extra processing power. This supercharged boost is called hardware acceleration and makes intensive web applications and games run even better.
To utilize hardware acceleration, Opera 12 alpha currently requires a graphics card, as well as OpenGL (Open Graphics Library). Further support, including DirectX, will come later.
To check whether your Opera 12 alpha installation supports hardware acceleration, type "opera:gpu" in Opera's address field.

New HTML5 engine:
The new HTML5 engine allows recovery of broken pages in a standard manner, enhancing compatibility with the Web. It's now also possible to mix vector graphics (SVG) with HTML, enabling a new class of web applications.

Faster browsing with reduced memory usage:
Opera has fine tuned the browser to be more efficient: Opera 12 alpha has a 40% faster load time for secure websites and uses 30% less memory on websites with lots of JavaScript.

WebGL support for games 3D content:
Until now, viewing games and 3D content meant installing various plug-ins. With WebGL (Web-based Graphics Library), Opera 12 can now generate interactive 3D graphics.

New themes:
Themes, previously known as skins, have been improved, allowing any user to change the background image for the whole browser, you can download Opera 12 Themes here. Designers can also create new themes of their own more easily, you can make own theme here.

New address field:
Opera's address field has been revamped with new search suggestions, and improved results display in history and bookmarks. A new star function allows you to add pages to bookmarks or Speed Dial instantly.

Download Opera 12 Alpha for Windows:
Opera_12_Win.exe(9.97 MB)


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