Happy 15th Birthday Opera

Fifteen years ago, two computer scientists sat at their desks in a research lab in what is today Telenor, Norway’s telecommunications incumbent, itching to begin a new project. They were going to build their own Web browser.

Those first keystrokes would become Opera, the browser that has set — and continues to set — the standard for browser innovation. Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Opera Software, and Geir Ivarsøy began coding the original desktop Web browser in April 1994. Today, about 40 million people use Opera on their Windows, Mac and Linux computers…

Good stuff worth checking out:

Read our press release.

Why should you use Opera? Here are 15 good reasons.

Most popular Opera innovations.

Settle the debate. See when certain Opera features were introduced first.

Opera CEO, Jon Tetzchner’s account of Opera’s inception and road ahead.

Opera Software CTO Håkon Wium Lie shares his views on what to expect in the next 15 years.

Download the Opera 1.0 skin courtesy of Disco Stu!

Celebrate with Opera. Send your greetings or join a Web talk with Jon at 1:00 p.m. UTC.


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3 Replies to “Happy 15th Birthday Opera”

  1. Opera web browser turns 15The Opera web browser may not have the name recognition of more popular software like Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. But you know what it does have? History. The first line of code for the Opera web browser was written 15 years ago today.Back in 1994, Firefox wasn’t even a twinkle in the eyes of the team working on the popular Netscape browser. And Microsoft didn’t release Internet Explorer 1 until 1995. Over the last 15 years, Opera has continually added features that were later adopted by other browsers, including tabs, mouse gestures, speed dial bookmarks, and full page zoom.http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/04/28/opera-web-browser-turns-15/

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