30 August 2005

[net-life, macintoshery] Opera 8 Browser Free Until Midnight Tonight!

Just found this out just now.

In celebration of thier 10th year, Opera Software is handing out free registered versions of thier signature web browser.

In case one doesn't know, Opera is offered as a free download. However! You get banner ads in the software unless you pay to register it (which, I believe, is a $30 or $35 value).

But, today only, in celebration of thier 10th year of doing business, you can get free registration of Opera 8.02 if you do the following (not necessarily for Mac users only) steps:
  1. Go to www.opera.com. Download the browser (5.6 MB).
  2. Go to the MyOpera community site, http://my.opera.com/community/party/, and find the SURPRISE! Free Registration Codes! section.
  3. To get the free registration code, click on the Go Free Now! button, and enter your email address on the next page. Choose whether or not you want thier newsletter, and click "Submit" (Mac user warning: clicking the link to C|Net's download.com page will take you to a page where you can download Opera 8, but they only link to the PC version. Got ahead of yourself and haven't downloaded the Mac version yet? Don't worry, move ahead to step four).
  4. A page will load that has a list of registration codes for every version of Opera. The Mac version is the last in the list. Copy the reg code (and, if you haven't downloaded Opera yet, there's a link at the bottom of the page that will take you there). Launch Opera, paste into the proper place in Help>Register Opera, and you should be good to go.
Once again, the free offer expires at midnight, tonight, Pacific Time. If you want adless Opera for free, go! Do it now!

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