Opera races in German
Opera 7.20 for Windows released in German
Oslo, Norway - Oktober 6, 2003
Opera Software today released Opera 7.20 for Windows in German, making the latest in Web technology available for users in need of a better browser in the German language.
Opera 7.20 for Windows fine-tunes speed and performance and allows users of the ad-sponsored version choose to receive either relevant text-based ads served by Google or generic graphical ads. Opera 7.20 is a substantial upgrade, increasing performance in the fastest, smallest, most full-featured desktop browser ever released.
Press reports indicate that Opera is currently the only major commercial player continuing to push browser development, offering a vast number of new users a continually up-to-date and enhanced Internet experience. That the need for a better browser than Microsoft's Internet Explorer is great as evidenced by Opera's popularity. Already in August, Opera 7 passed a new milestone with over 10 million copies downloaded just from www.opera.com. In addition to the copies downloaded from Opera's homepage are the many millions more downloaded from other sites around the world.
"Germans rank among the most tech savvy in Europe, and Germany remains one of Opera'stop three markets," says Jon S. von Tetchner, CEO, Opera Software. "We strive torelease our German language versions as immediate as possible to provide our productto those users who prefer the Opera Internet experience. We expect that after today'srelease there will be many more of them."
Classic Opera innovations like mouse gestures, integrated search, and multiple document interface have redefined for millions how to get the most out of the Web. Opera's 7-series continues this proud tradition by introducing powerful new features like the FastForward button, the built-in e-mail client, and spatial navigation, changing forever how users interact with their keyboard when online.
Opera 7 for Windows is available for download from Opera's download pages.
The browser is available free of charge with a sponsored advertising banner in the top-right corner of the user interface. New in Opera 7.20 is the option to display relevant information, text-based relevant ads, rather than just generic, graphical ads. The text ads are much less intrusive to Opera's users. To remove the sponsor banner users can register their version for USD 39. Various discounts apply. Registered users can freely access Opera's Support desk and enjoy six months of OperaMail Premium for free.
To remove the sponsor banner users can register their version for USD 39. Various discounts apply. Registered users can freely access Opera Premium Support and enjoy six months of OperaMail Premium for free.
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