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Opera Browser for free

Postby menyak » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:05 pm

Here's a chance to stock up on your browser collection - Opera is 10 years old and giving their browser away for free - only today:

http://my.opera.com/community/party/reg.dml
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Postby Redskins Win » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:06 pm

Why would someone want that?
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Postby The Lung » Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:19 pm

I've been using Opera for about 8 years now.

Back when Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator were huge, bloated programs, they took up a lot of virtual memory. Processors were also slower then. If you opened up more than one or two browser windows, it opened up another instance of the program and required more memory. If you had a cheap computer, it could bog down mightily.

Opera was the solution; it was a small download and you could open up multiple browser windows within one instance of the program.

Nowadays, processor speeds are pretty fast and the programs aren't so bloated. And browsers such as Mozilla Firefox allow you to open up a new browser window in multiple tabs. Opera is kind of annoying these days; if you don't pay for the registered version, there are banner ads that display in the upper right. These ads are tied into whatever you're doing on the web. The links on mine, of course, are for all things fantasy football.

But it looks like for today only, you can register for free and remove the banner ads. Thanks Menyak!
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Postby J2thez929 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:55 pm

Thanks for the head up Menyak. I like their browser but I wasn't willing to pay for it since Firefox is around. Also, their free one was plain annoying. I am defiantely gonna download it ;-D
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Postby M_Zimm_ffc » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:59 pm

I've never used it before, is the general concensus that it's better than firefox? How is it different? I'm currently using firefox, but wouldn't mind changing if I can get something better for free.
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Postby Atog » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:45 pm

Hasn't it always been free? I've had Opera on my computer for a while, and no charges
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Postby The Lung » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:49 pm

It's always been free, but unless you paid to register, you were subject to annoying banner ads on the top right of your browser window.

For today only, using the free registration code removes those banner ads.

Opera is good, but Mozilla Firefox is still better.
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Feel Free: Opera Eliminates Ad Banner and Licensing Fee

Postby The Lung » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:08 pm

Feel Free: Opera Eliminates Ad Banner and Licensing Fee
Oslo, Norway - September 20, 2005

Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download - completely free of charge ? at http://www.opera.com.

"Today we invite the entire Internet community to use Opera and experience Web browsing as it should be," said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Removing the ad banner and licensing fee will encourage many new users to discover the speed, security and unmatched usability of the Opera browser."

Opera was previously available free of charge with an ad banner. Users had the option of paying a licensing fee to remove the ad banner and receive premium support.

"Opera fans around the globe made this day possible," said von Tetzchner. "As we grow our userbase, our mission and our promise remain steadfast: we will always offer the best Internet experience to our users - on any device. Today this mission gains new ground."
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Re: Feel Free: Opera Eliminates Ad Banner and Licensing Fee

Postby menyak » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:29 pm

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Feel Free: Opera Eliminates Ad Banner and Licensing Fee
Oslo, Norway - September 20, 2005

Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download - completely free of charge ? at http://www.opera.com.

"Today we invite the entire Internet community to use Opera and experience Web browsing as it should be," said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Removing the ad banner and licensing fee will encourage many new users to discover the speed, security and unmatched usability of the Opera browser."

Opera was previously available free of charge with an ad banner. Users had the option of paying a licensing fee to remove the ad banner and receive premium support.

"Opera fans around the globe made this day possible," said von Tetzchner. "As we grow our userbase, our mission and our promise remain steadfast: we will always offer the best Internet experience to our users - on any device. Today this mission gains new ground."

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