The Opera Web Browser, poster child for the niche market, turns 10 this month. Judging by our server logs, 2.8% of you are stoked. If you’re at all interested in the browser, though, don’t miss this party favor:
Party favors: Get a free Opera registration code[…] We’re giving away registration codes for as long as the party lasts!
I’ve usually kept a copy of Opera around to make sure sites look good in it, but I admit that I haven’t looked at it for a couple of years. Now there’s an excuse to get a free version, I’ll probably just get it to try it out, and I’m sure a lot of other folks will do the same. Considering that Opera is getting a lot of its funds from the mobile market these days, this seems like a pretty shrewd PR move to expand their user base.
I’ve got to give congrats to Opera, though. They’ve spent ten years charging people box software prices in a market that’s based on ‘free’, but they still manage to rise above ‘Other’ in the server logs. There must be something there that keeps people coming back for more. Any Opera users want to tell us why they prefer it?