Ahh, the joy of beta software! Opera 8 beta is available and installed on my machine. True to form the works of Google react: Gmail now works, but Blogger kinda breaks. Gmail is brillian in Opera, much faster than Netscape 7 (which is what I've been using to get by).
- Changelog for Opera Beta for Windows
- Look who's talking now: Opera Continues to Innovate the Web Experience with the new Opera Beta
- Opera Features and Functions
Overall verdict: some bugs, but worth it.