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Opera Downloaded 10 Million Times
By: MarkJ - 06 August, 2003 (11:12 AM)

Despite MS Internet Explorer's dominance over the website browser market, commercial rival Opera has still managed to be downloaded 10 million times. Sadly just 0.6% of Internet surfers actually use it:

"It is wonderful seeing that more and more users around the world are tempted to try Opera's Internet experience, and especially pleasing to see that so many American users are discovering that there are alternatives to Microsoft's old browser technology," Opera chief executive Jon von Tetzchner said in a statement.

According to Web consulting company OneStat.com, which monitors worldwide browser share, only about 0.6 percent of surfers currently use Opera, compared with more than 95 percent for various versions of Internet Explorer, about 2.5 percent for Netscape Navigator and about 1.6 percent for Mozilla, the open-source version of Netscape.

No doubt Microsoft's move away from IE and AOLs reduced investment in Netscape (Mozilla based) will help in the future. Mozilla still looks to have the brightest future after Microsoft’s giant. More @ ZDNet.

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