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opera 10.5 linux

Opera 10.5 pre-alpha for Linux is now available for download, as the Opera Blog points out.

Opera 10.5 pre-alpha for Linux doesn't rely on Qt anymore, but on any graphical toolkit installed (plain X11). The Opera team is focusing on getting support for Gnome/GTK+ and KDE4/Qt4 into 10.5:

opera 10.5 x11

Also, the new Opera is now using Carakan, a new, much faster javascript engine:

Carakan banchmark windows 7

Another new improvement in Opera 10.5 (for both Windows and Linux builds) is the HTML5 <video> element. Windows users don't have to install anything, while Linux users will need GStreamer for this to work.

Download and run Opera 10.5 Pre-Alhpa for Linux

To download and run Opera 10.5 pre-alpha for Linux, simply run the following command in a terminal:

wget http://snapshot.opera.com/unix/labs-6177/opera-10.50-6177.linux.i386.tar.bz2 -O - | tar xjf -
cd opera-10.50-6177.linux.i386/
./opera &

wget http://snapshot.opera.com/unix/labs-6177/opera-10.50-6177.linux.x86_64.tar.bz2 -O - | tar xjf -
cd opera-10.50-6177.linux.x86_64/
./opera &

Or just download it from HERE.
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