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4:43 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Note: For one day only, you can get an ad-free version of Opera. Simply e-mail registerme@opera.com to obtain a registration code. This offer is valid from 12 a.m. Tuesday, August 30 to 12 a.m. Wednesday, August 31 2005 (PDT).

From download.com

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Here's the exact link:

[download.com...]

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no excuses!

whoever said the best couldn't be had for free :)

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FYI, you have to email them to get a free registration key. Hope they don't spam me.
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Hope they don't spam me

Sounds like you need a spam account ;)

I like the sound of Advert free opera - those ads were very invasive.

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>>FYI, you have to email them to get a free registration key. Hope they don't spam me.

Oh God! There is always something to complain about...

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I'm just slightly surprised that to celebrate their tenth anniversary, they are putting the spotlight on their weakest point, which is that the browser usually costs money. You have to jump through hoops if you want a free copy of Opera, whereas the alternatives are free to download every day.
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so 12 am pdt, is that 9 pm western european time(berlin-paris-madrid-brussels)?
We can't email them before that time?
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Encyclo
You have to jump through hoops if you want a free copy of Opera

Wasn't that complicated for me. Just went to opera.com and downloaded, no acrobatic movements required. ;)

Jennifer

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#*$!xxpp ... sorry that should've been Five times x pp like in the above "nick" ..the board censored the reply ...ROTFALOL ..I never saw it censor a "nick" before ..shoulda guessed it would ...under the circumstances )
[timeanddate.com...]
:)

[edited by: Leosghost at 11:29 am (utc) on Aug. 30, 2005]

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AWESOME!
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Really nice :)
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Has anyone got a key from them yet? How long diod they have to wait?
12:10 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i got one just now. took about 90 minutes
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I just asked for mine.
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Just sent in a second request from another email account. 3hrs and no key.

Mack.

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2:10 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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the reg key comes immediately if you go to opera to get it. Use the link ish gave.
2:29 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Now that's what you call viral marketing.
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instant key for me. Is opera better than Firefox? What's the word on the street :)?
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Yup. A good ploy I reckon. i wonder if Opera's market share will go up in September.

I'd forgotten how fast Opera was, it's superb compared to sluggish old Mozilla/Firefox.

I'll certainly be using it for a while to give it a good testing.

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I have used Opera on and off for the last few years and think its a great browser, am really pleased with this offer.
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> Is opera better than Firefox?
> What's the word on the street

Only those trying to start a street fight would ask such a question in this forum! lol!

Of course Opera is better. ;) Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox, is dog slow bloated full land fill code written by goats and clueless college drop outs on a 7 day weekend bender ;-) (duckin-n-running!...incoming!) ;)

Try both and you can decide for yourself. But please note, that Opera requires atleast 10 days of usage to actually learn how to get the most out of it. Ya, it is a bit advanced for most people (especially mozilla/firefox users...(still ducking). lol! j/k <- just kidding.

Seriously, Firefox is just to limited in option scope and requires a bazillion module/whatever/etal addons to do anything really kewl...

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Hmm, I justr noticed that Opera cloaks itself by default presents itself to web servers as IE6 (using the user agent string).

I wonder what the real market share of Opera actually is? I've always gone by web server log studies for guidance, which would obviously be innaccurate for Opera.

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I've often said that using Opera as my primary browser puts an extra hour in my day. That's mostly because of its superb usability, as well as customizability. My tweaked version has the least chrome of any browser I run, but it still does so much more, and so easily.

Like Brett said, because Opera shines in its savvy user interface, it does take a while to uncover its full power. But oh, when you do! For me, the integrated RSS reader alone is sweet enough, but that's just one feature out of scores.

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press f12 for a variety of agent names...

It has too fake its agent name for compatability, because some sites are clueless about agent detection. It still leaves Opera in the agent name, but that is just like the other ie addons like Alexa...

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what kind of rendering does it use - (what browser is it most like, i guess i should say)? does that change with what it cloaks itself as?
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Just installed it, and I must say, I'm already in love. This is the fastest browser I've ever seen. Can't wait to explore all the options over the next days.
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what kind of rendering does it use

Opera is using its own rendering engine. I've seen it refered to as "Presto", but most people just talk about the Opera browser.

One of the strengths of Opera is that they are using the same rendering engine on all their products ranging from the desktop browsers down to the mobile phone browsers and the recently launched Opera Mini browser.

One of my favorite features is the personal bar. I keep an icon for the sites I most often visit there and a folder for each of the projects I'm working on.

[edited by: Gorilla at 3:46 pm (utc) on Aug. 30, 2005]

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Ah, I've just checked the user agent for myself. It does still identify itself as Opera 8.02 even when in cloaking mode.
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