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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Fast
by on Tue 20th Sep 2005 18:32 UTC

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Why does opera render pages so fast? Are there any numbers to prove this because it sure "feels" faster than anything I've used. Any comments from people who know this stuff??

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RE: Fast
by sappyvcv on Tue 20th Sep 2005 18:40 in reply to "Fast"
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2005-07-06

Very tight coding. Also, while it is cross platform, it doesn't work the same way as Firefox. Firefox code is very abstract to make it cross-platform, but that means it takes a performance hit. IE is actually pretty fast too.

Opera also feels faster for some people because of instant back/fwd.

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RE[2]: Fast
by ma_d on Wed 21st Sep 2005 00:35 in reply to "RE: Fast"
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2005-06-29

Yes ... this is the most wonderful feature ever written for a browser. I'm serious. I'll happily hit refresh to check if the page updated: Just don't make me spend extra time going back!

Tabs, extensions, blah, blah, blah, and all that; nothing compared to instant back!

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