Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download - completely free of charge at opera.com (press release).
Opera has consistently won praise from PC World, PC Magazine, and C|Net as one of the best browsers, and it is certainly the most secure one.
Get your free download here and see why Opera is better than IE and Firefox.
What is the business model behind the free offering? Or in other words, how does Opera make money? The answer is in the small Google search box at the corner of the page - Google pays when users search from within Opera. The same business relationship with Google has been very profitable for the no-longer-non-profit Mozilla.
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