Note: For one day only, you can get an ad-free version of Opera. Simply e-mail 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).

:) Fastest browser around.
Posted on 2005-08-30 06:19:24 by JimmyClif
PDT - it is when? (or where?)
Posted on 2005-08-30 07:38:28 by Shoo
Pacific Daylight time (West Coast)

I sent out the email around 7 a.m. EDT and as of now 9 a.m. did not get a reply email with code.
Posted on 2005-08-30 07:58:10 by JimmyClif
it is too early, i think (i have currently 16.00 (GMT +3). there possible robot will sort everything and e-mails can be not collected outside that period. thanks!
Posted on 2005-08-30 08:05:22 by Shoo
No, the time frame is ok... I was told that Opera's Mailservers are getting hammered due to this special.

There's also this page here : ( ) giving out free codes.
Posted on 2005-08-30 09:23:53 by JimmyClif
torpedo just launched - let's see :)
yes, already got via web :) thanks!
Posted on 2005-08-30 09:28:36 by Shoo
Got it, Thanks  :D
Posted on 2005-08-30 11:24:02 by pelaillo
I got it too thanks. I was about to go back to IE as FireFox hasn't been proving stable of late but now his has come along :D .
Posted on 2005-08-30 15:12:36 by Eóin

Thanks for the tip!!

Posted on 2005-08-30 16:29:11 by farrier
Got the code, but can't download Opera itself. Too many users at their FTP server maybe? :)
Posted on 2005-08-30 18:55:10 by QvasiModo
WAY COOL!  Thanks!

Posted on 2005-08-31 16:25:54 by bushpilot

Thanks! I got it and I am trying it out. It's pretty good.  :D

Posted on 2005-08-31 19:35:23 by Greg
Hmmm, Opera seems a LOT faster than FireFox...

guess I might see how well it works (older versions used to be bloated and buggy). It's probably even safer than firefox, because firefox by now has a larger userbase and thus is more fun to exploit :)
Posted on 2005-08-31 19:59:13 by f0dder
I haven't had any issues with firefox nor thunderbird. Load times are reasonable, themes are great, I don't have to do some foolish registration BS, and the Tab support is great.
Posted on 2005-08-31 22:18:29 by SpooK
Spook, even on second-time launching of firefox, I get at least 1sec loading time here - I know it's in the very minor department, but I was used to IE launching faster... Also, the "middle-click-and-move-mouse-up-and-down" is very slow in FF, it would seem it keeps re-rendering the HTML instead of caching and doing bitblt.
Posted on 2005-08-31 22:21:42 by f0dder
Now it is REALLY free. :)

Posted on 2005-09-20 15:36:13 by bushpilot
Yay :)

I wonder if this meant it'll become popular enough to start having a lot of exploits, though. ho humm.
Posted on 2005-09-21 03:50:25 by f0dder

Also, the "middle-click-and-move-mouse-up-and-down" is very slow in FF

Did you compare the quality of the icons Internet Explorer vs FF ?

Posted on 2005-09-21 10:16:52 by Azrim
IE loads faster because it is embedded in the OS.  All of windows uses 'explorer' code so only, I think, 50% has to be loaded to run IE. 

I had a problem with one site where the radio buttons were colored in and I couldn't see the dots when i clicked in them.  I think, but don't know, Opera isn't quite up to standards as much as FF and FF has more ongoing development but don't take that as me dissing it.

As of today I have joined the FF development team working on bugs and features.  Not up to speed yet and it could take me a while but I'm there.
Posted on 2005-09-24 12:54:21 by drhowarddrfine
It's great that they have another helper in the bug squashing department. Keep up the good job and squash more bugs.  ;)
Posted on 2005-09-24 13:07:24 by roticv