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Postby MediumRare on Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:32 am

found this here: http://www.download.com/Opera/3000-2356_4-10421507.html?tag=excl. Also mentioned at heise, so it's legitimate:
Note: For one day only, you can get an ad-free version of Opera. Simply e-mail registerme@opera.com to obtain a registration code. This offer is valid from 12 a.m. Tuesday, August 30 to 12 a.m. Wednesday, August 31 2005 (PDT).


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[edit]changed title. was: "Get Opera ad free. Gratis. One day only deal."[/edit]
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:09 pm

oops...meant to do that but forgot #-o
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Re: Get Opera ad free. Gratis. One day only deal.

Postby bill on Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:12 am

MediumRare wrote:found this here: http://www.download.com/Opera/3000-2356_4-10421507.html?tag=excl. Also mentioned at heise, so it's legitimate:
Note: For one day only, you can get an ad-free version of Opera. Simply e-mail registerme@opera.com to obtain a registration code. This offer is valid from 12 a.m. Tuesday, August 30 to 12 a.m. Wednesday, August 31 2005 (PDT).



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Thanks, G.

Got the registration code within a few minutes of asking! Haven't used Opera in a long time but looking forward to trying the new version.

Just curious, what browser do you prefer and why?
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Postby MediumRare on Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:57 pm

Follow-up: apparently Opera has changed its business model and has cut the ads and registration completely. This "one day only anniversary deal" is now permanent.

From Opera 8.50 for Windows Changelog:
At a Glance

* Advertisement banner removed
* Registration options removed
* Updated end-user license agreement
* Browser JavaScript fixes broken Web sites on the fly

bill wrote:Just curious, what browser do you prefer and why?

Oops- I missed this. I use firefox at home right now. I have Opera installed and used it as my primary browser for quite a while until firefox came out. There were occasional problems with some websites and (sometimes) printing pages.

I won't use IE if I can avoid it. Initially for security reasons, but now I just got too used to tabbed browsing to give that up. I don't use mouse gestures, though.

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:53 pm

MediumRare wrote: I use firefox at home right now. I have Opera installed and used it as my primary browser for quite a while until firefox came out. There were occasional problems with some websites and (sometimes) printing pages.

that's true of FireFox too.

MediumRare wrote:I won't use IE if I can avoid it. Initially for security reasons, but now I just got too used to tabbed browsing to give that up.

same here.
there's a wrapper for IE called Maxthon, has quite nice tabbed browsing and a nice interface.
i kind of like it but i don't bother with installing it since i use IE so little.
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Sep 25, 2005 7:37 am

I changed the thread title to relect later developments. Maybe someone can move this to the "General Software Questions" forum, where it now belongs.

I just installed Opera 8 and will use it primarily for a while to see how it feels

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Postby bill on Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:05 am

MediumRare wrote: Maybe someone can move this to the "General Software Questions" forum, where it now belongs.



Sounds like a good plan. It would be a nice reference for folks trying to get away from MS products.

I'm still trying to break the habit of opening IE instead of Firefox or Opera so don't have much of an opinion on those two yet. But, I have used them enough to appreciate the browser tabs. :D
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Postby unclebud on Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:17 am

tabbed browsing broke that habit for me
one thing about opera is that it seems to take up more screen real estate imo
i.e: i can't change the nav icons to text? and tabbed browsing is only thru enabling the page view, whih takes up an inch of space at least
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Postby stix on Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:49 pm

I prefer the full Mozilla suite for browsing and email. Available here in latest version 1.7.12 :http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/ Plug-ins available via links on the same page.

I will probably have to at least try out the latest version of Opera, since it's been a while. If you want the new FREE (and ad-free) Opera, why not go to the source: http://www.opera.com/
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