Opera Press Release Wrong

Haavard, public relations of Opera had the following to tell (external link).

Quotation by "Haavard"

We've been on a winning streek lately, German magazine Chip concluding that Opera is better than Firefox and all. It seems that in the excitement over the positive press lately in combination with 8.01 release preparations, and with the summer heat finally arriving in Oslo, we've screwed up.

At closer inspection, it appears that Opera might not have won the best browser of 2005 award from PC World after all. Opera is listed as the only browser in the "Web" category, which I guess got us confused.

Now that we've installed fans to cool us down again, we've removed the "best browser" stuff from until PC World gets back to us to clarify things. We're posting a statement in the near future as well.

So no, we are not actually evil monsters. We are only human. :-)

There is more information (external link) on the matter, meanwhile, Firefox fans claim that Opera is just another evil company, like all non-open-source companies are. I just think Opera should have a good conversation with the responsible marketing man...



  • I'm a big supporter of open source, but I see its disadvantages in the terms of making a profit. I know it if possible, but you have to built a powerful brand name. Plus open source seems to become a cult for some people.

    Why don't all the open source fans around try to make a living on open source? Good luck.

    Posted by Ethan Poole (external link) on Wed 8 Jun 2005 at 15:15

  • wouldnt broswers come under the "web" category anyway?

    Posted by Matt Oakes (external link) on Wed 8 Jun 2005 at 15:16

  • What do you mean?

    Posted by Frans (external link) on Wed 8 Jun 2005 at 15:28

  • well a broswer should come under web anyway, as its used for the web. So it must still be right.

    Posted by Matt Oakes (external link) on Fri 10 Jun 2005 at 10:05

  • well if opera is the only one in the category then maybe they've been entered into the wrong catebory...

    Posted by Tom (external link) on Sat 11 Jun 2005 at 16:45