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Twice the Speed and No Speedos: Opera Reaches One Million Downloads in Two Days

September 22, 2005

Oslo, Norway - September 22, 2005

 

More than one million people have downloaded the Opera browser in the two days since Opera announced it was dropping the ad banner and going completely free.

 

The download rate doubles the previous record reached in April when the company released Opera 8. According to server logs, a majority of downloads came from Internet Explorer users.

 

"The success of our free browser proves the world is ready for a fresh option," said a dry and landlocked Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software. "I'm most excited about the hundreds of thousands of new users who have discovered the speed, security and usability of our browser for the first time."

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