Opera has become the first non-native web browser to arrive in the Mac App Store, and as per Apple's normal policies has been slapped with a 17+ age rating. That's not upsetting VP of desktop products Jan Standal, however, who sees the classification - deemed necessary by Apple since all the filthy internet is viewable through a browser - as the perfect opportunity for a joke. "I'm very concerned," Standal says, "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" he continues, concluding "I think the download requirement should be at least 18." Opera Software suggest that those without Mac App Store access should head over to their site and download the browser the old fashioned way. Just be careful not to stumble over anything unsavory on your travels.
Opera first browser available in Apple's Mac App Store
Oslo, Norway - March 3, 2011
This week, the Opera web browser became the first non-native browser made available in Apple's Mac App Store, but only for those over seventeen years of age. Jan Standal, VP of Desktop Products for Opera Software, is surprised.
"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."
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.