Free Opera clocks 1 million downloads in two days

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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.

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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.