"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--at http://www.opera.com.
"'Today 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...'"