August 20, 2005

Opera supports BitTorrent transfers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Opera Web browser will soon support a file-transfer tool commonly associated with online movie piracy.

Christen Krogh, vice president of engineering at Opera Software ASA in Oslo, Norway, said the decision was driven partly by Opera's own distribution woes; its servers were jammed when it launched a new version of the browser in April.

Krogh said Opera isn't trying to encourage piracy but considers the tool, BitTorrent, more efficient for transferring large, legitimate files such as Linux, and now Opera, software.

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