There's lots of new software being released this week prior to the holidays and year's end, including the release of the Opera 11.0 web-browser. The Norwegians have been hard at work on Opera 11 and it's now officially available...
Opera 11 is quite nice. It is much more stable than 10.5, faster, has several nice new features (tab stacking and extensions), plus an improved email client. Win all around!
On the downside, the Gnome/KDE integration has a few oddities still (doesn't always respect text color and it ignores my directive to disable embedded bitmaps in truetype fonts - but only on Gnome). Still, better than before.
Finally, Opera tends to scroll smoother on my systems (Nvidia, Ati & Intel) than Chrome/Firefox. And they are still using pure software acceleration, it's crazy!
Edit: I also love the fact that it uses native scrollbars (unlike Chrome). However, all three major browsers have oddities with theme integration, esp. with dark themes.
I've been very disappointed in Opera ever since they ditched Qt - which was around 10.5. Unstable, ugly, and extremely buggy on everything that is not windows.
Tried 11 out. So far saw none of the bugs of before, but there's still the biggest blunder of all: how it decides to partially use my dark gtk theme!
Seriously, I'm not alone in this. Opera only partially decides to use the gtk theme, resulting in such usability wonders as black text on black, or dark highlight on black buttons.
I've noticed instability in the preview versions but not in the releases so much. Or maybe it restarts with all my old tabs so quickly that I put it out of mind before it even has time to register. Not that that's okay. I do wish their bug tracker was a bit more open.
I certainly hear you regarding the dark themes. That's been my biggest gripe for a long time. Firefox is almost as bad but seeing Chrome get this almost entirely right was an eye-openener. I have seen some improvement in this release but not much.