Oslo, Norway - September 20, 2005
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 Ė at http://www.opera.com.
we invite the entire Internet community to use Opera and experience Web
browsing as it should be," said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera
Software. "Removing the ad banner and licensing fee will encourage many
new users to discover the speed, security and unmatched usability of
the Opera browser."
was previously available free of charge with an ad banner. Users had
the option of paying a licensing fee to remove the ad banner and
receive premium support.
"Opera fans around the globe made this
day possible," said von Tetzchner. "As we grow our userbase, our
mission and our promise remain steadfast: we will always offer the best
Internet experience to our users - on any device. Today this mission
gains new ground."Availability
Download the Opera browser, available in 20 languages. The complete download is less than 4MB.
Source: Opera Press Release