The word about Opera going ad-free has been spreading like wildfire over the net!
Technorati had Opera as the #1 search for a long time, OSNews.com had a record number of submissions for the story on ad-free Opera, and Slashdot has more than 800 comments discussing the new release (most of which seem to be very positive).
And as I write this, a site I learned about quite recently called "digg", which works by people "digging" stories they find interesting to make them appear on the front page, has the story on Opera going free as the top digg this week so far. It has around 800 more diggs than the second most "dugg" story at the moment!
I can hardly wait to see the final download numbers from the 8.5 launch 🙂
In addition to the above, there are lots of sites where everyone is talking about Opera. Feel free to comment on this post with a link if you find another site where Opera has made a serious impact.
Thanks to everyone who has been spreading the word!