Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Free Opera clocks 1 million downloads in two days

Filed under

Well, that didn't take long. More than 1 million people have downloaded the Opera browser in the two days since Opera announced it was dropping the ad banner and going completely free, the Oslo-based company announced Friday.

The two-day download rate doubles the previous Opera record set in April when the company released Opera 8. According to server logs, a majority of downloads came from Internet Explorer users, the company said.

"The success of our free browser proves the world is ready for a fresh option," said Opera CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner.

Full Story.

UPDATE: The company is claiming that over a million and a half copies of the Opera browser have been downloaded since the application was offered up free to any taker on Tuesday. That Story.

More in Tux Machines

Linux Kernel News

Games for GNU/Linux

Today in Techrights

What is the GRUB2 boot loader?

There are various things that make up an operating system. In any operating system, one of the most critical parts is powering on the machine. During this process, the computer will execute a small program in read-only memory (ROM) to begin initiating the startup process. This small program is known by many names, but most often called a boot loader. In almost every Linux distribution, including Fedora, GRUB2 (or GRand Unified Bootloader 2) is the default boot loader. Even though it is a critical piece of the operating system, many people aren’t aware of the boot loader, all that goes into it, or how it can be customized. Read more