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Happy Birthday, Opera!

opera is 15 today

     
4:47 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Lovin' the classic 1994-era home page design
[opera.com...]

Happy birthday, Big O

4:56 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Lovin' the classic 1994-era home page design

LOL... animated gifs. I was waiting for the autoplay wav file.

I've got Opera installed but I just use it to test.

Happy b'day anyway.

6:33 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You know, I had gotten so used to seeing those "under construction" animated gifs (with the guy digging). The other day I bicycled past a road construction crew and saw their "under construction" sign. I wondered if they forgot to plug it in because the guy on it it wasn't moving. :)
7:06 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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hahahahahaha I love geeky web humor!
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Sadly, Geir Ivars°y is no longer among us. But the company that he co-founded and contributed so much to forming, is very much alive.
7:48 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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To anyone with a mobile phone. Try downloading Opera mini and install it. They have a version for most phones, unless you have an iPhone or something with a cool built in browser then this is for you.

Thanks Opera! We know many of the "modern" features of IE and even some of FF first appeared in Opera.

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why do i feel like i just beat some educational game on nes
8:50 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Happy bday opera.

Been a user since about 97 I believe version 2 dot something...

The early builds were awesome up to 3.62. Then they decided to do the work of the w3c instead of the customer/user and it's been downhill ever since. That said, it still kicks Firefoxes and ie's butt.

9:33 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Brett... do you remember when they had ads embedded right into the browser?

It went right where the animated loading graphic was, or maybe that is what they replaced it with. When did they take that out?

You know it would be cool if they did something like that again but instead of ads coming from Opera it would be cool if all ads from a web page were collected and put into an ad spot in the browser not in the web page itself.

[edited by: Demaestro at 9:34 pm (utc) on April 28, 2009]

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I have been using Opera since version 3 (yes, I was happy to pay for it!) and it became my browser of choice quite a few years back. Just this week a site I use often (ahem, Gmail) made changes that have me using Firefox more, and I can't wait to get back to my custom Opera set-up.

Even with a bajillion extensions and tweaks to the about:config file, Firefox cannot match Opera's usability for my needs.

Happy Birthday, Opera. May your profits continue to increase!

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That's so funny. I love Opera.
6:09 am on Apr 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I too have been an Opera user since the days when you had to pay. I can't remember the first version I tried, but I know I still have all of the 3.x version downloads around somewhere.

The advertisements you saw were in the free version of the browser. Those of us who paid didn't see the ads at all.

Like tedster, Opera is my primary browser. It saves me time and makes my work on the net go smoother. FF and IE simply don't compare.

Happy B-day Opera...even if I'm a little late. ;)