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Opera 11 Hits 6.7 Million Downloads On Its First Day Or Was It the Bacon?

Opera 11, the browser which shipped on December 16th, with a number of new features, including support for browser extensions and a new tabbing functionality has been download over 6.7 million. Opera today announced that

“Yesterday, Opera 11 was downloaded a total of 6.7 million times with 1.1 millions coming from download partners around the globe.

What about auto-update, you say? There’s no question that auto-update does help download numbers, as it should. We want people using the newest version and we want to make it easy for them to get it. Still, not every single person using Opera’s desktop version received the auto-update message. 50 million downloads all at once might, at worst, rip a hole in the fabric of space-time, sending our offices hurtling into a parallel universe where toasters fly and everyone uses MS Bob. Or it might just make the downloads really slow. Either way, we aren’t taking chances.

A survey of people downloading Opera for the first time had 53% of its respondents coming from Firefox, and 43% coming from IE.

Or was it the bacon?”

Meet the Opera 11:


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