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Opera's next release date…

April 4, 2005

The question for many, when will Opera release the next version of its desktop browser?

An Opera spokeswoman tells Opera Watch it’s coming “Really soon!”

So when is the big date? Is it April 6th?

Opera is offering free licenses for c’t Magazine (a German computer magazine) readers (via saito | ofs). It has setup a page (in German) on Opera’s site to register for the licenses. However, this free offer won’t start until April 6th, possibly indicating the new release date.

In an effort to excite and motivate people to share the Opera browser with their friends, Opera will be offering an incentive with the new release. “Not only do we want more people to know about the benefits of using Opera, we also want to have some fun. What better way than a contest with a BIG prize?”

New name
As for the name of the new browser, although Opera’s homepage proclaims “Opera 8 launching soon”, Opera has confirmed to Opera Watch of its plan to rename the browser.

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  1. Anonymous
    April 4, 2005 at 9:23 am

    Opera 8 will be named Opera 8. There are no plans to change the name.
    The c’t said it won’t be available before 6.April because of technical problems with the site.

  2. Anonymous
    April 4, 2005 at 10:24 am

    and…. who are you?? πŸ˜‰

  3. April 4, 2005 at 10:42 am

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  4. Thomas
    April 4, 2005 at 10:43 am

    The c’t-Page is now available and works fine.
    And the 8€ offer helps to make the world a better place πŸ˜‰

  5. Daniel
    April 4, 2005 at 2:18 pm

    Goldman, are you 100% sure that Opera won’t be named Opera 8?

  6. Anonymous
    April 4, 2005 at 2:34 pm

    I assure that Opera 8 will be named Opera 8.
    Opera thought about renaming it, but that plan was canceled.

  7. Daniel
    April 4, 2005 at 2:45 pm


  8. Anonymous
    April 4, 2005 at 4:18 pm

    who is mysterious anonymous?
    why we should believe him?

    I’m can 100% asssure you that next Opera will be named Opex Browser!

    No? πŸ˜€

  9. Anonymous
    April 4, 2005 at 11:55 pm

    Opex browser? Ha-ha, sounds sucks. And its looks like russian word “Oreh” (nut). Are You nut?

  10. April 5, 2005 at 12:13 pm

    Man, this is exciting. I hope that Blogger gives Opera 8 complete support.

    Any news of Opera 8 compatibility with Blogspot?

  11. April 5, 2005 at 12:49 pm


    Here is what Blogger had to say:

    Unfortunately, this isn’t so much a matter of us making Blogger work with Opera as of getting Opera to support the necessary technology to work with rich text editing. Once Opera can handle it, then we should be able to get our editor working there. In the meantime, we recommend Mozilla Firefox:

    I’m sorry about the inconvenience.

    Sincerely, Graham
    Blogger Support

  12. April 5, 2005 at 5:20 pm

    Wow, they’re going to rename it? That would be kind of sad, I don’t see what’s wrong with “Opera 8.” Maybe they felt a name change would make it seem “new” like Firefox and get some more press.

  13. April 5, 2005 at 5:32 pm

    I just want to make one point clear.

    According to what Opera is telling me, they plan on keeping the name “Opera”, however, they plan on perhaps adding a name to it.

  14. Foofy
    April 5, 2005 at 5:45 pm

    Oh, okay! That’s better! ~cancels tatoo-removal surgery~

  15. Anonymoose
    April 6, 2005 at 10:39 am

    Well today is the 6th of April and no Opera 8!

  16. April 6, 2005 at 10:49 am

    However, this free offer won’t start until April 6th, possibly indicating the new release date.

    Anonymoose, this was just speculation.

    If there are any bugs/issues with the new version, then we’re better off if they release it a bit latter. Just imagine the PR for a buggy release.

    On a side note, Opera has just removed the word “BETA” from their internal build’s USER AGENT.

  17. Anonymous
    April 16, 2005 at 8:51 pm

    Opex?! I sure don’t like the sound of that. I am pretty sure that if the Opera homepage says that “Opera 8” is coming soon, then “Opera 8” will be coming soon. Why would the name be changed after it has had such a long standing?

  18. Anonymous
    August 9, 2005 at 1:35 am

    Opera SUCKS. Not only is it ad-laden, it has a built in feature of not wanting to do a clean uninstall. The worst browser I have evr used. Period.

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