Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Enjoy your free Opera

After giving away free registration codes for their browser on account of their ten-year anniversary, Opera has now decided to switch to the best business model available to customers: free!

After offering their browser in both an ad-supported version as well as a paid ad-free version ($39), they now believe that the two other revenue streams they have (search engine traffic and ad revenues) are enough to offer Opera for free. The Register has an excellent article on this surprising change of route.

Get the newest version (8.50 as of writing) here: http://opera.com/download/

If the UI of Opera is not as much of a 6-train crash pile-up as it used to be when I switched to FireFox, I may even switch back. ^_^

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