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Offline darkparrot

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Opera is now free!
« on: September 20, 2005, 02:43:24 PM »
"Opera has removed the banners, found within our browser, and the licensing fee. Opera’s growth, due to tremendous worldwide customer support, has made today’s milestone an achievable goal."

http://opera.com/free/

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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2005, 02:50:59 PM »
a very good move  :D
than for the info  ;D
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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2005, 03:09:23 PM »
"Opera has removed the banners, found within our browser, and the licensing fee. Opera’s growth, due to tremendous worldwide customer support, has made today’s milestone an achievable goal."

http://opera.com/free/

Thanks darkparrot

I have now updated to Version 8.5

Cheers

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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2005, 03:12:53 PM »
That's really good news guys!!!  ;D

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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2005, 03:27:09 PM »
Yes another option to avoid IE without the pesky ads or having to pay.

Although The point quoted by Crofty from the Opera web site "Opera’s growth, due to tremendous worldwide customer support, has made today’s milestone an achievable goal." This doesn't explain how the free version without the financial support of the ads can be sustained.

Unless that tremendous worldwide support is all those who paid for it (suckers) is now supporting the free rollers ;D
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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2005, 04:34:44 PM »
I'm using Opera since they give away registation keys on their birthday party. Actually I like it a lot, and I believe (basing on the security reports) it's even safer then Firefox. I also enabled the blocking of "referrers" in Opera and it didn't give me any problems visiting websites yet.

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005, 04:39:45 PM »
I rather suspect that Firefox was doing so well that Opera had no real choice other than to offer their's for free too....
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2005, 04:43:45 PM »
I don't see blocking referrers (what site you were at last) as being that useful, but blocking your IP address would be more useful security tool, this however is more likely to have an effect on your browsing. Unless you are visiting sites you would rather not disclose to the next site you visit (if they even monitor it), referrers is very small beer and no way I would switch browsers just for this.
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2005, 04:47:21 PM »
I rather suspect that Firefox was doing so well that Opera had no real choice other than to offer their's for free too....

This to me is much closer than the blurb they put on their web site "Opera’s growth, due to tremendous worldwide customer support, has made today’s milestone an achievable goal." Opera is barely on the radar screen in terms of browser stats, so they do need some 'growth'.
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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2005, 04:53:01 PM »
Well since Opera has/had identified itself as IE the statistics are much lower then actual users.

Either way opera is now the default browser on my machine.

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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2005, 04:54:01 PM »
Yes David, you're absolutely right. But I'm happy about this good news. I really like Opera and use it from version 6 until now. Never paid for it, also use the mail-client for an extra, not that important account.
I hope more people will give it a try now.

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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2005, 05:07:20 PM »
The same sort of reason finally forced AOL to make Netscape free since IE was taking over and it had always been free.  :)
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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2005, 08:18:40 PM »
Well since Opera has/had identified itself as IE the statistics are much lower then actual users.

Either way opera is now the default browser on my machine.
The same could be said of firefox as it too can report itself as IE or opera for that matter I believe?

But any way it has to be more secure than IE.
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Re: Opera is now free!
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2005, 09:06:05 PM »
cool, is it similar to ie?? but safe like firefox??