Opera is now a free browser

Have you always wanted to use Opera but didn’t like the idea of paying for a web browser? Now you don’t have to. Opera is now available for free. No more banners, no more licensing fee. Just a good browser.

Posted on September 20, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks


  1. Great, only after I just paid for it a few months ago. Good news though, for anyone else who hesistated using it because of the ads and license fees.

  2. No more firefox. Take back the Opera

  3. I won’t be switching, but it’s definetly a great announcement on their part. I expect that they are planning on moving their revinue chain to some other part of their business. Does anyone have any experiance with their other stuff?

  4. I figured something like this would happen as they never actualy took down the free registration code page (10th Anniversary Party) until just a few days ago. “Millions” of people got codes, allegedly, but I wonder how many of those millions were just clever bots leeching and storing keys. The interface had no bot-muddling/CAPTCHA aspect to prevent such an act.

  5. I never thought I’d feel so releaved to see some adds disapear, a very odd feeling, but a good one. Although I only use it for testing.

  6. Despite I have a paid Opera license i’m glad that Opera desktop browser user base now will grow faster. More site developers will pay attention to alternative and standatd compliant browsers. :beer:

  7. Good news.

  8. Does anyone know where I can read good reviews about Opera? I am using Firefox and love it, but I was seriously considering Opera but found their pay option and advertising to be discouraging.

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