Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 22:57 UTC, submitted by irbis
Opera Software "Tabs. Mouse gestures. User-agent switcher. Dedicated transfer window. Pop-up blocking and javascript abuse filtering. Integrated search box. Page zoom. Session saver. Chew on those features. We'll be coming back to them."
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Opera had Ads because of economic difficulties
by TLZ_ on Thu 31st Jan 2008 20:20 UTC
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If I'm not mistaken Opera had for a while economic problems and thus resorted to ads to keep themselves alive. Witch they did. Now (in contray to what everyone is saying) they are doing very well! Although it is not PC's but Mobiles and Consoles that is their main market. I'm not really sure why the bother developing their desktop browser... possibly because it's following is small, but oh so passionate about their favorite browser? ;)

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