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Old 30th August 2005, 18:44   #1  |  Link
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10th Anniversary: Free Opera registration keys

Hurry up - only today (30th August 2005 for Pacific Daylight Time), Opera has a birthday gift for everyone: Submit an e-Mail address via this form, and you will get free registration codes generated for several operating systems.

http://my.opera.com/community/party/
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drat, i only just bought opera yesterday
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Old 30th August 2005, 20:03   #3  |  Link
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I was about to post this exact same thread . I'm posting this from my new Opera browser. So far I'm liking it, just have to figure out how to configure everything for it.
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got my keys!
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Old 30th August 2005, 20:50   #5  |  Link
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Thanks alot for the tip!
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Hee - please don't post just "me too", doom9 knows his rules!
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Old 30th August 2005, 21:09   #7  |  Link
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The news has been posted earlier on slashdot and opera site has been slashdoted (slow like h*ll) since
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Yeah, even the download page wouldn't load here :/
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well, Firefox is free and doesn't require registration to be ad-free
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Firefox is my first, then Opera is a good second. Too mych bulk to my taste and doesn,t render pages as cool as FF, but it's always better than IE
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Hey free is good. I was thinking all the same things. But I am still using FF. Opera is not bad though.
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well, Firefox is free and doesn't require registration to be ad-free
Neither does the free version of Opera 8. Just block the Opera "ad.com" sites with your firewall. Gives a blank space.
Then just elect Opera ads by button od startup. Easy peasy...

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Cheater!

In fact: I don't know who really needs mouse gestures or voice activation (IMHO, this made it some "bloatware", remember when it only took one diskette). But still, there are several details of behaviour I got used to, so I must state: I usually prefer Opera (currently still v7).
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I use mouse gesture on FF. Pretty usefull! I feel naked whitout
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Got my keys and must say it's really not bad though it seems like it's not extensible like Firefox which has some darn good extensions like Sage.
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It is good that they gave out some free keys but I will still stick with my good 'ol "tried and tested" FF this for me is the only choice.
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In fact: I don't know who really needs mouse gestures or voice activation
visually impaired and handicapped people, which exist on this planet and who require such tools and "goodies" to work with their computers and to access and actually *use* the internet in a similar fashion you do with your keyboard and "precise" mouse clicks -- something "normal" people (and zillions of webdesigners) tend to forget and ignore too often.

Opera 2.x(!) was the first, and for very along time the only browser, offering "page/text zoom", user defined [contrasting] colors, instant no-table and no-image display etc. for exactly that reason and audience, 'cos none of the "big two" (MSIE3 and NS4) had such options -- and them incl. FF still suffer from such supporting features.
If web-access had been at the same level/price back in 1995/96 as it's now, Opera would have able to kick-off MSIE/NS from user desktops just as FF is now, beeing fully free at that time.
I have various versions installed (try this with IE) to cross-test my websites for "standard compliance", but I browse with FF with a bunch of extensions installed.

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Old 20th September 2005, 18:45   #18  |  Link
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Opera is now free

Gone is adware Opera. It's now free. Apparently the 10th Anniversary give-away was so popular, it clued the company into how much market share they were losing in trying to make a buck on ads. You can still buy Opera to support the company and for tech support.
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Old 20th September 2005, 19:06   #19  |  Link
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I wonder if there is a browser that is easily extensible like in MS Office or OpenOffice I can throw in some VB code in a few minutes if a particular feature is missing. Once I tried to find out how to do a little Firefox extension and within 20 minutes I didn't even find a single hint about how to get started.
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Gone is adware Opera. It's now free.
that was to be expected... after 5 years of use (with ads) I had just grabbed registration codes for all platforms during the 10th anniversary giveaway...

Congratulations to Opera Software ASA for their decision, anyway. It's a good move. And their suite (yes, suite, not just "a browser") keeps getting better and better (e.g. integrated BitTorrent support definitely is a great idea - like so many other novelties they introduced in the past), while keeping size and resources use very limited. One of the very few companies that got nowadays' "integrate-everything-into-a-single-software" motto the right way. Some guys in Redmond should take a look and learn

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