Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner

Opera is one of those Web browsers that you’ve just gotta try for yourself. For the longest while, it was relegated to the bottom of the pile for most desktop software fanatics – with ample Web browsing alternatives to be found in either Mozilla or plain ol’ Internet Explorer. Then Firefox took the world by storm, Maxthon matured, and Opera decided to change its business model (giving away its desktop browser without advertisements built-in). Today, Opera announced and released v9.0 of their desktop client – and they decided to do it in Microsoft’s own backyard. Seattle was awfully convenient for me, too! I arrived just in time to see Opera’s CEO Jon von Tetzchner arrive by boat. Must’ve taken him months to get here in that thing. If you’re looking for a Web standards-compliant browser that ships with everything (including a BitTorrent utility and the kitchen sink), give the completely free Opera a swing. Listen to Jon’s own words:

9 thoughts on “Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner”

  1. “Guess what, everybody!? I’m gonna give a way $1MM to the millionth user to sign up for Skweezer! So start signing up!”

    Two days later….

    “Oh you know that promise I kept? Oh, never mind. I didn’t have the money in my account. But thanks for playing!”

    Maybe everyone knew Jon was full of shit with his Atlantic swim promise, but I hate gimmicky bullshit like this in the first place. Just make your software kick-ass on its own and you don’t have to do this routine.

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