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Web Browser: Opera Turbo Preview

Opera Software has made available a preview version of their much acclaimed Opera Turbo technology. Windows, Linux and Mac OS X users can download a preview version of Opera 10 containing Opera Turbo, a new function that uses proxy servers to compress the traffic before it reaches the Opera browser on the client's computer system.

Opera Turbo has been designed for computer systems with limited bandwidth. Users with fast connections will see no huge differences in the speed that websites are displayed, but will notice a traffic reduction thanks to the compression technology that Opera Turbo uses.

Users with limited bandwidth on the other hand will notice both an improvement in loading websites and a reduction in traffic while Opera is used.

Opera Turbo Preview

The layouts of websites that are accessed with Opera Turbo look exactly like they did before. The major difference is that image resolutions may appear lower which can be attributed to the compression. Please note that text and other elements are also compressed, but the nature of these data types won't modify the quality of these elements. You may notice a reduction in image quality when Opera Turbo is enabled.

opera turbo

Encrypted traffic will not be routed through the Opera compression servers. This means that accessing your bank's website, PayPal or any other website that supports the SSL protocol will make use of direct connections.

Please note that Opera 10 with Turbo is still in alpha stage. Opera Turbo will display an icon in the Opera status bar that indicates to you whether it is enabled or disabled. It will also display the average compression ratio as an icon and the saved Megabytes of the browsing session when you hover the mouse cursor over the icon in the Opera status bar.

Update: Opera Turbo is now an integral part of all Opera web browser versions. We have taken a closer look at the Opera Turbo feature as part of our discovering Opera series here on Ghacks. There you find information on how to enable the feature, find out if it is set up properly and more insight in what it really does and when it may be beneficial to you.

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  1. sexysofie said on March 14, 2009 at 3:45 am
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    besides other features of opera i don’t like this is another of the reasons i don’t use opera. this marketing rhetoric of faster and faster and faster means nothing to me. in fact opera is slower than other browsers on my computer. hey, if it works for you then good, i’m outta here.

  2. Dwight Stegall said on March 14, 2009 at 1:58 pm
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    I absolutely adore the page prefetching and Tile and Cascade buttons in Opera. I tile several tabs so I can watch more than one video at a time and also surf the web while doing so.

    What I don’t like about it is drag and drop only works about half of the time. One thing that helps is to click on the links and drag them downward before dragging them anywhere else.

    But I still like Firefox the best.

    Here is how to tile in Firefox and other browsers (not IE).

    javascript:A14nH=location.href;L3f7=prompt(‘Choose%20File%201’,A14nH);R1Gh7=prompt(‘Choose%20File%202′,L3f7);if(L3f7&&R1Gh7){Fr4Q=’n’;Fr4Q+=’n’;Fr4Q+=”;with(document){write(Fr4Q);void(close())}}else{void(null)}

    Here is how to cascade in Firefox and other browsers (not IE).

    javascript:A14nH=location.href;L3f7=prompt(‘Choose%20File%201’,A14nH);R1Gh7=prompt(‘Choose%20File%202′,L3f7);if(L3f7&&R1Gh7){Fr4Q=’n’;Fr4Q+=’n’;Fr4Q+=”;with(document){write(Fr4Q);void(close())}}else{void(null)}

  3. Raman said on March 14, 2009 at 6:27 pm
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    I have always been open to every type of browsers. But I had to return to Opera for many reasons. Now this feature will be great for my monthly bandwidth cap. Opera is the browser that works best in low perfomance PCs. In my old laptop it is faster than even google chrome when a lot of tabs are opened. I would like to thank the developers of the Opera and am quite impatiently waiting for the Carakan. I believe Carakan will leave even google chrome to dust.

  4. Anonymous said on March 18, 2009 at 7:19 pm
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    opera is always the best.

  5. CristiP said on March 20, 2009 at 4:35 pm
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    Opera the god the internet browsers!!

  6. CHA_CHUL said on July 10, 2009 at 2:04 am
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    Setelah Ane nyoba Opera Turbo,langsung ada kepuasan tersendiri, tadinya sich nyoba2.langsung dah ganti yang Ente pake sekarang!!!

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