Opera hopes to gain bigger share

Posted on Monday, Oct 03 2005 @ 11:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Opera recently unveiled the first ad-free version of its web browser and Jon von Tetzchner, their CEO, said by removing the inclusion of banner ads from the free version of the browser the company has now removed the biggest reason why users might avoid the Opera browser.
The Norwegian software developer claims 2.4m downloads of the ad-free version of the browser since 20 September, when Opera made the big move. von Tetzchner disputes figures from web analytics firms which put Opera's browser market share down at around 2-3 per cent or lower while Firefox has a market share of around 8.8 per cent. These figures can be misleading because users can change Opera to present itself as Internet Explorer to gain access to sites that fail to follow web standards.
Read on over at The Register.


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