It's a year in the making but an Alpha version is now available for download. Kestrel has improved rendering of webpages, increased font-rendering speed, faster and less memory intensive and a more responsive user interface.
Welcome to the Opera Browser 9.5 alpha release - codenamed Kestrel. For your everyday browsing, please continue to use 9.23, the latest version of Opera's free and award-winning browser. This release is all about you: we want to hear what you think about it, what we did right and what we didn't and how we can make it even better for our beta and final releases.