Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2005 11:59 UTC, submitted by jasnils
Opera Software "Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download, completely free of charge, here." This news got submitted a staggering 14 times, and as far as I know, that's a record.
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Now...
by deathshadow on Tue 20th Sep 2005 13:22 UTC
deathshadow
Member since:
2005-07-12

If they could just make it not run slow as molassas...

Is it just me, or is this release 'throttled' or something down to 14-18k/sec or something? I'm on a 4mbps downstream connect and EVERY site is like being on shotgun... Hell, old Mozilla on BeOS 5 inside MS VPC seems faster than Opera does native in XP... That can't be good.

And it's not my machine or connect, IE and FF are just fine... but it takes ten seconds to load GOOGLE. I tried it on another machine to the same results...

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RE: Now...
by abdavidson on Tue 20th Sep 2005 13:29 in reply to "Now..."
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

"And it's not my machine or connect"

There is something up with your machine in some way, and it would seem software/config related because I've never had that with Opera.

Just had a quick check and getting from local (to my country) sites at ~100KBps...

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RE: Now...
by orestes on Tue 20th Sep 2005 16:45 in reply to "Now..."
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

That's definitely a problem on your end. All my Opera installs are screaming fast.

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