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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RE: Fast
by sappyvcv on Tue 20th Sep 2005 18:40 UTC 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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