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Newsforge: Opera for Linux: Good enough to pay for?

Oct 11, 2000, 17:16 (15 Talkback[s])
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"With the beta release of their browser for Linux, the folks at Opera Software hope to get input from the Open Source community, and ultimately, hope Opera will hook Linux users enough that they're willing to pay for it."

"The Linux version of Opera, a browser which has won over some Windows users with its speed and small size, was released as beta last week, and is available for download at the Opera site. In addition to multiple bug reports on the Opera for Linux discussion list, the browser has also been getting some positive reviews. One user wrote: 'It was worth waiting for; I love it! Great work, folks! I've decided that I will *definitely* be purchasing the commercial version when it is released.'..."

"The company also feels a kinship with those in the Open Source community who advocate following sets of standards to develop software, he said. Opera has worked hard to stick to the HTML standard, which eliminates the problem for Web site developers of making pages "best viewed" with one of the popular browsers."

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