Opera browser gaining users

The Opera web browser has been downloaded 10 million times already this year and is “showing growing signs of use despite Microsoft’s continued dominance,” says this piece. The Norwegian company behind Opera “sees America Online’s reduced commitment to developing future versions of Netscape as a good sign for its own future.” Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner: “It is … especially pleasing to see that so many American users are discovering that there are alternatives to Microsoft’s old browser technology.” Only about 0.6 percent of web surfers currently use Opera, according to one survey – though, as the story explains, those figures “may be substantially undercounted” because some Opera users “configure their browser to identify itself as Internet Explorer in order to avoid web site configuration problems.”

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