Opera to Include BitTorrent Client

By Deane Barker on July 19, 2005

Opera Web to support file-transfer software: The next version of Opera will apparently include a BitTorrent client.

The upcoming Opera 8.0.2, now available in a test version, will try to make BitTorrent downloads seamless, just like any other download using HTTP or FTP for transfers. The exception is the appearance of a warning that users will be sharing content they receive.

This was driven by an internal need.

[…] its servers were jammed when it launched a new version of the browser in April.

Krogh said Opera isn’t trying to encourage piracy but considers the tool, BitTorrent, more efficient for transferring large, legitimate files such as Linux, and now Opera, software.

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