The State of the Browsersphere - Part 2: Opera

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Posted on September 22, 2005 8:35 PM in Browsers
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Of all the browsers I'll be reporting on as part of my "state of the browsersphere" series, Opera probably has the least to offer in terms of screen real estate, but that doesn't mean that you won't get any bang for your buck.

At the end of last month, Opera celebrated their 10-year anniversary by giving away free registrations for one day. Just three weeks later, apparently in response to the number of people who downloaded the free version, they decided to release Opera 8.5, a version free of banner advertising and not requiring any registration at all.

In just two days, the free version of Opera has apparently already surpassed the one-million download mark. Just for a reference, it took version 1.0 of Firefox over 4 days to reach the 1,000,000 download mark.

Here comes the part where I leave you hangin', wondering if I'll cover Firefox or IE in my next installment ;)

See also:
Part 1: Safari
Part 3: Internet Explorer
Part 4: Firefox
Part 5: The Minor Players


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