It sure has been a while...
Friday, September 23, 2005 5:03:26 PM
As is the Opera browser itself, of course. I was extremely excited, for one, to see the announcement of Opera dropping its price tag. That was awesome. First it was the 10th birthday party with the giving away of registration keys. That alone was too good to be true. And now this! Free Opera for all! It couldn't get any better. I am in love.
Towards the end of the Opera 7 development cycle, I had become almost entirely a Firefox user. Opera just sat idle on my hard drive, and I seldom used it. However, when Opera 8 was released, I decided I would give the browser another shot. Boy, am I glad I did. Since version 8 I have seen clearly that Opera is indeed the fastest browser on earth. Firefox can no longer even compete with Opera in the area of pure speed. Also, Opera's new, sleeker, cleaner interface cannot be topped with Firefox's bland theme of boredom. I am once again, a 100% Opera user, and I'm happy to say it!
Congratulations, Opera ASA, for reaching these milestones. You guys have proven countless times that you have developed the best browser in existence!