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
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.