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Opera gets 'Adult' rating in App Store

First non-native browser in Mac App Store

The Opera web browser has become the first non-native browser made available in Apple's Mac App Store, but only for those over 17 years of age.

Apple has assigned an advisory statement to the Mini Web Browser App, saying: "You must be at least 17 years old to download this application."

Jan Standal, VP of desktop products for Opera Software, took the certification in good humour.

"I'm very concerned," says Standal. "Seventeen is very young, and I am not sure if, at that age, people are ready to use such an application. It's very fast, you know, and it has a lot of features. I think the download requirement should be at least 18.

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"For those under 17, there is a workaround. Just visit www.opera.com and download it. We do not ask for your age or your credit card number. Please, get your parents' permission before using this browser."


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