Yes we did intentionally break links to old builds
Friday, February 25, 2011 11:40:16 AM
We realised too many people were downloading old snapshots. Sure, some might be doing it to test or compare against old builds (which is fine) but the numbers were just a little too high. It seems that many external sites are linking directly to old builds and some users are downloading them believing they have the latest Opera. So we now move all older snapshots to an archive directory (where they can still be downloaded if needed). Only the links to whatever is currently the latest build will work directly.
If you are not sure what I am talking about, load this old Desktop team blog entry
and click on a download link.