Opera goes free without ads

After Opera’s 10th anniversary registration code giveaway, I suspected Opera’s registration fee wouldn’t last much longer. From the Tech Times #121:

With these kinds of stunts coming from Opera at a dizzying rate, I suspect the company plans to position its flagship browser as a promotional tool for its (more profitable?) embedded product versions, such as the recently-announced Opera Mini, which it is marketing to mobile phone service providers, rather than end users.

It looks like I was right on the money. As of today, Opera is a free (as in beer) browser. Step right up.