Opera claims over 100 million users, half are mobile

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Opera fanatics have grown to 100 million strong, according to a new press release. The company says around 50 million Windows, Mac, and Linux users rely on its desktop software, while another 50 million use the mobile version of Opera, and "many more" can be found on game consoles, connected TVs, and set-top boxes.

There's no denying that Opera is an underdog in the desktop segment, being dwarfed by Firefox, IE, Safari, and even Chrome to some degree -- but that's changing. According to Opera, the full PC version of its software has a growth rate of 30% year-over-year. Some of that is undoubtedly thanks to Microsoft's EU browser ballot, as well as the positive press surrounding Opera's latest builds.

In addition to offering the speediest browser on the market, the company says its users benefit from features like Opera Turbo, Opera Unite, Opera Link, and a unified, easy-to-use interface. Folks interested in test-driving the browser can download it here.

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