[thelist] How many people use Opera?

Kristof Neirynck k.neirynck at belgacom.net
Wed Aug 27 13:48:15 CDT 2003

Stuart Young wrote:

> is it possible to tell how many people use Opera, given that by default, Opera identifies itself as IE (in order to get past bad browser detection javascripts used instead of object detection javascripts).
> The website stats saying that Opera represents only a tiny fraction of surfers are clearly completely untrustable, but what is the true number of users?

Opera can allways be detected by it's useragent string.
Even when it fakes msie.

> Opera themselves claim that there have been record numbers of downloads.
> http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2003/08/05/ 

A good reference is:
Look for "Web Browsers Used to Access Google"


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