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ZDNet UK: Free Opera: Start of something big?

Dec 07, 2000, 14:48 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"As previously reported, Opera Software A/S made its first free browser available for download Wednesday. Now the next issue is whether or not the Oslo, Norway-based software maker will also free its BeOS, Mac OS, and Linux versions of Opera."

"Opera officials said the decision whether or not to release free versions for other platforms depends on customer feedback on the company's first ad-supported free release, Opera 5.0 for Windows. "We're first evaluating the feedback," said Opera chief executive Jon von Tetzchner."

"Von Tetzchner did not offer a timetable as to when Opera will make the final decision on issuing new free versions of its browser. He said the company is in the midst of evaluating that issue."

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