Opera is free now (with no ads)

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Tech
http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2005/09/20/

Silly of them to think they could compete with Firefox with ads or payment required.
There are 32 comments:
Female 44
That`s nice :-X
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Female 368
Wow, that sucks for the people who have already paid for Opera! :-P
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Male 4
I tried out Opera. It is much better than Firefox, and definitely better than IE. I really like it and it is very intuitive. And I love the voice selection that reads web pages. It does seem to have problems with stability when loading some web pages or pdf, though. Overall, it is really the best browser, I`ve used.
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Male 57
Yeah I agree with fk (not that opera is better than firefox but that its overhyped). They all get the job done and to spaz that bad over it makes u a nerd and you probably use Linux and have a penguin bumper sticker or something.
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Male 287
I dunno, I like Firefox. Once you get it suited to how your tastes are, it`s easy to like.
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Male 951
If Oprah was free, she`d still be overpriced.

But the browser`s pretty good. Better than Firefox anyway, which is insanely overhyped. More insanely than...well, azn_chick (who btw absosmurfly cannot be a chick) is insane.

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Female 139
I use firefox, explorer, and opera. All for different things though...
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Male 914
someone pis*sed in her wheaties lol
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Male 914
oh damn
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Female 106
OKAY HERE GOES HERE IS MY STATEMENT strangergoat U SUCK AND UR IE FU*CKING SUCKS AND YEA YOU DONT KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT FIREFOX AND OPERA CUZ UR BRAIN IS TO SMALL TO COMPREHEN.........OKAY GOT THAT OFF MY CHEST I LOVE BOTH FIRE FOX AND OPERA I FU*CKING HATE IE WITH A PASSION....WITH A PASSION FOR ONE THING OPERA IS WAY FASTER THEN FF OR IE WAY FASTER THEN IE OPERA IS SO CONVIENT THEY GIVE YOU MOUSE JESTURES WHICH IS SO COOL SO THAT IF UR RESEARCHING OR DOING MASSIVE INETERNETTING U CAN GO UP DON BACK OR FORWARD WITH A MOUSE JESTURE. AND I LOVE THERE TABS AT THE TOP AND ITS SO FAST RELIABLE NEVER CRASHES ITS SO COOL ITS GOT ITS OWN SKINS TO CHOOSE FROM AND ITS NOW FREE....FREE....FREE....FREE SO THERE YA GO I MADE MY STATEMENT
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Male 317
Opera7 is actually widely regarded as the fastest internet browser. Maybe it`s not 7, but it`s definitely one of the Opera browsers that is fastest. I`d show you the link to the site that proves it if I remembered it. I actually really like Opera. I use firefox, but pre-firefox i used Opera. It`s still the most stable browser I`ve ever seen as I`ve never seen it crash.
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Female 66
I don`t really use firefox or whatever. but like despistada" i read it as "Oprah is free now" too.
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Male 1,343
never heard of Opera, i use Firefox biaches!

i told my friend today that i use firefox and gmail, and after a few seconds he that it spelled FAG, "Firefox And Gmail."
lol

dont know what that had to do with opera.

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Male 1,083
started trying it and I like how fast it is. Only negative part Ive found is that some pages display wrong
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Male 57
Ok so FF VS. IE. FF is only better than IE for a few SMALL reason. The tabs thing makes it easier to switch beetween sites, favorites toolbar makes it easier to acess your favorites,you can make FF LOOK cooler, and the pop up blocker is better, which means less spyware. And FF can`t play music on Java or something like that i think. People who spaz over how much better one browser is than the other are probably the same nerds telling you to switch to Linux because it`s "elit3!!11!". There are differences but very minor ones. Now in my opinion, I like firefox. :-p If you like IE I recommend windows anti spyware just in case. (somehow feels like he`ll be getting called a nerd for typing all this up)
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Male 93
WOW there is annother free browser for me to not use. Cool.
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Male 610
^yup. anywho... spyware sux so i dont visit many sites outside of the i am bored links or google... and if i do i use firefox for ad blocking. it seems to be really good at that. and SERIOUSLY what on earth made them think they could actually charge for broswer usage... no one does that anymore. ill give this new vesion a shot but i doubt its going to be anything new.
try these if u havent... Netscape Navigator, Avant Browser with roboform (roboform kicks arse)or fire fox( yeah i know i already mentioned it). im a fan of avant its a bit cleaner that ff but not as simple as ie..and well when u ONLY want to surf the net nothing beats simplicity.
laterz
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Male 36
Yes...how "silly" of them to think they could compete ten years ago with an inferior product not yet created. Guess that`s why they`ve been around a decade.
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Male 610
^yup. anywho... spyware sux so i dont visit many sites outside of the i am bored links or google... and if i do i use firefox for ad blocking. it seems to be really good at that. and SERIOUSLY what on earth made them think they could actually charge for broswer usage... no one does that anymore. ill give this new vesion a shot but i doubt its going to be anything new.
try these if u havent... Netscape Navigator, Avant Browser with roboform (roboform kicks arse)or fire fox( yeah i know i already mentioned it). im a fan of avant its a bit cleaner that ff but not as simple as ie..and well when u ONLY want to surf the net nothing beats simplicity.
laterz
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Female 35
So, wait. I use Opera now, but it has ads.
I can now have a version without ads?
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Male 10
Opera is the best browser out there ive used it for years and if you havent tryed it you should it is faster and safer then firefox and IE and has alot more features. Im glad they have now made it free because not everyone used it becuase they saw their ad version as sort of a demo.
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Male 5,094
strangergoat: Sorry if that sounded like an attack on you, I kinda forgot to make a point.
There`s so much crap out there targeting specifically IE that you can hardly go anywhere without picking up something despite adware blockers and virus programs, while firefox is designed to be crap-repellant and easily modified. I don`t know what your issues with FF is but if you want to, you can probably fix them with something from http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/.

There. Point made and (hopefully) no hard feelings.

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Female 588
well, tiredofnicks, congratulations on your wonderous firefox. too bad you screwed up your IE.

seriously, how is this even an argument? my firefox sucks balls, yours is god. whatever.

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Male 820
nup, never heard of opera software
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Male 2,519
[quote]On 9/21/2005 2:35:30 AM despistada wrote: i am so tired that i read this as "Oprah is free now"..huh[/quote]

Me too. Bless me.

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Male 5,094
Firefox is _not_ less reliable than IE. I have an adware in IE that just won`t go away. I`ve run the four leading spyware removers, and it`s still there. I`ve run three local and two web-based AV programs, and it`s still there. I`ve uninstalled and reinstalled IE and it`s still there.
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Male 560
I pirated the pay version of Opera, nothing special.
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Male 204
w00t!! Firefox iz, LiKe, 2e2ely roxxors! Ez over Oprah N IE!

Okay, that was a real bad attempt at leet. Anyways, I use Firefox; plain and simple. Not sure what`s the fuss over browser wars. Seems like soon we`ll see a Google browser. Hmmmm....

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Female 36
Yay, I had the version with ads on my computer, but I never really used it... I guess I`ll just download it just in case I want to use it one day
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Female 34
i am so tired that i read this as "Oprah is free now"..huh
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Female 588
*shrug* I use Firefox and Internet Explorer, and I have no idea why everyone goes on so much about Firefox. It is less reliable than IE. I only use it if IE won`t play something.
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Male 10,115
Link: Opera is free now (with no ads) [Rate Link] - Silly of them to think they could compete with Firefox with ads or payment required.
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