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Date: 09/21/05 02:26 AM

32 Responses to Opera is free now (with no ads)

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 1:25 am
    Link: Opera is free now (with no ads) - Silly of them to think they could compete with Firefox with ads or payment required.
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    strangergoat Female 18-29
    588 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 2:30 am
    *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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    despistada Female 18-29
    34 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 2:35 am
    i am so tired that i read this as "Oprah is free now"..huh
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    devotion Female 13-17
    36 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 2:52 am
    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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    BladeofKeyZ Male 13-17
    204 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 4:16 am
    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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    MiligrmSmile Male 13-17
    560 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 4:34 am
    I pirated the pay version of Opera, nothing special.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 4:54 am
    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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    YouG Male 18-29
    2521 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 5:26 am
    On 9/21/2005 2:35:30 AM despistada wrote: i am so tired that i read this as "Oprah is free now"..huh

    Me too. Bless me.

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    Nacaz2 Male 13-17
    821 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 5:34 am
    nup, never heard of opera software
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    strangergoat Female 18-29
    588 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 5:46 am
    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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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 9:42 am
    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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    olym Male 13-17
    10 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 11:18 am
    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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    pandora_03 Female 18-29
    35 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 12:08 pm
    So, wait. I use Opera now, but it has ads.
    I can now have a version without ads?
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    mikallang Male 18-29
    611 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 1:35 pm
    ^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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    stile99 Male 30-39
    36 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 1:36 pm
    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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    mikallang Male 18-29
    611 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 3:16 pm
    ^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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    cramitupyour Male 18-29
    93 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 5:34 pm
    WOW there is annother free browser for me to not use. Cool.
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    blahblah3349 Male 13-17
    57 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 5:48 pm
    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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    look215 Male 18-29
    1084 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 5:53 pm
    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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    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
    1343 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 7:22 pm
    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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    AnimePrincez Female 13-17
    66 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 8:47 pm
    I don`t really use firefox or whatever. but like despistada" i read it as "Oprah is free now" too.
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    mikeeegeee Male 18-29
    317 posts
    September 21, 2005 at 9:29 pm
    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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    AzN_ChIcK Female 18-29
    106 posts
    September 22, 2005 at 9:21 am
    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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    ace3015 Male 30-39
    914 posts
    September 22, 2005 at 11:48 am
    oh damn
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    ace3015 Male 30-39
    914 posts
    September 22, 2005 at 11:50 am
    someone pis*sed in her wheaties lol
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    SaSsYgUrL13 Female 13-17
    139 posts
    September 22, 2005 at 4:24 pm
    I use firefox, explorer, and opera. All for different things though...
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    fk Male 70 & Over
    953 posts
    September 22, 2005 at 7:54 pm
    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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    FreeMotion Male 13-17
    287 posts
    September 22, 2005 at 7:56 pm
    I dunno, I like Firefox. Once you get it suited to how your tastes are, it`s easy to like.
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    blahblah3349 Male 13-17
    57 posts
    September 23, 2005 at 5:36 pm
    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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    jdhchang Male 30-39
    4 posts
    September 29, 2005 at 12:06 am
    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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    burnteffigy Female 18-29
    370 posts
    September 29, 2005 at 12:09 am
    Wow, that sucks for the people who have already paid for Opera! :-P
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    CityHigh Female 13-17
    44 posts
    September 29, 2005 at 9:26 pm
    That`s nice :-X

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