The basic version is always free. What they are giving away is the registration code that allows you to use the ad-free version of the browser. Excellent deal for me since I have had Opera for going on 4 years to test out webpages, but never used it as my primary browser. With the free registration code it will probably be seeing more time in action.
slomo wrote:I've never known anyone who uses it, or even seen it for that matter. I'm not saying it's not good, but if it is good then I would imagine it would have a wider following.
Opera is probably the single best "out of the box" browser out there. Faster than Mozilla and IE, with the all saftey benefits of a non-integrated browser. It also renders more "IE style" pages than Mozilla. Where it falls behind Mozilla is the open source support (extension/themes) isn't there because of the proprietary source code.
Red Stripe wrote:Ive never even heard of Opera(And actually I haven't heard of much considering the only browsers I know of are Firefox, IE, and Netscape.) Is it any good, worth downloading?
Wondering the same thing.
I'm still stuck on IE.
For now, I just downloaded it and put it on the shelf, where it will likely gather dust. But you never know what happens to Firefox once it has become more popular, so I grabbed the opportunity to register my copy of Opera, simply because if I need it a year from now, I'll have it.
I used it a little bit at work this summer and I guess it's because it was different, but it seemed really clumsy and slow to me. It was running on an older machine, but the connection was super-fast and Firefox and IE worked great. I know that's not much of a review, but I'd definitely go back to IE if something ever happened to Firefox before I switched to Opera.