Windows/Mac/Linux: If you're stuck on a slow connection or frequently find yourself using hot spots with different speeds, OperaTurbo can make your web browsing experience more pleasant. Thanks to server-side optimisation, pages load lightning fast. Unlike Opera Mini, which actually tweaks the layout and code of a page to make your mobile browsing experience better, Opera Turbo leaves the page layout exactly how it is but applies varying degrees of compression. Visual elements from the page like images are compressed as they pass through the server to decrease the load time on your end. The pair of images shows the header from the Opera Turbo splash page with the turbo enabled and under normal conditions. While the artefacts in the image are quite visible, images with more varied textures and backgrounds don't suffer as much.
The turbo feature is enabled and disabled by simply clicking on the icon visible in the lower left corner of the browser. If you're on a site or looking at a specific image where the compression isn't acceptable you can easily toggle the service off and on when necessary and endure the slower load time. Opera Turbo is an in beta and part of the Opera 10 Preview build. Opera 10 Preview is free and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.