Opera web browser for ages 17+?

This morning I was dismayed to find that the Opera web browser download was causing a warning when downloading the browser from the Apple website (http://www.apple.com).  Restricted — Ages 17+.  I didn’t want to believe it but it’s true folks and quite frankly it seemed totally inappropriate. Visiting the Apple App Store even as I write this shows the warning is still there.

The warning made me wonder at first they decided this particular application needs to be restricted? Pornographic icons? Obscene menu items? Sponsorship of or by an anti-Republican thinktank? No… I’m pretty sure none of these are true… Oh well there must be a totally valid reason. At least the Apple App Store thinks there is one.

The Opera Internet browser can be downloaded from their website at:


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Mike Pfaiffer was President of A.P.P.L.E. and also the president of Digital Civilization magazine, a monthly UNIX magaine. Mike wrote a number of articles for A.P.P.L.E. and sadly passed away 19 July 2013 at age 54. https://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-205359/Michael_Pfaiffer