Opera 5.0 (final) for Macs Now Available

Opera 5.0 Beta was received with rave reviews not long ago. The final version is now available for download from Opera’s Web site. The press release below runs through the highlights, and more details are available at their site, too.

The fastest browser for Mac:
Opera 5.0 for Mac Final Released

OSLO, Norway—January 9, 2002—Opera Software today released the final version of Opera 5.0 for Mac OS 7.5.3-9.2. Mac users can now download a final version of the browser that has received rave reviews in its alpha and beta stages for its speed, security and customizability. The browser includes features such as cookie manager, a sophisticated hotlist, muliple download monitor and keychain support.

"We have a high number of Opera for Mac beta users who have helped us tremendously by testing and reporting bugs," says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop Products, Opera Software ASA. "So to all our old and new users out there who have been waiting for a better Internet experience on the Mac platform, we are extremely excited to offer you Opera for Mac - the fastest, most customizable and standards-compliant Web browser."

The Opera browser has gained the position as the third largest browser in the market. With Opera 5.0 for Mac, Mac users all over the world have the opportunity to see what has made Opera such a popular alternative on the Windows and Linux platforms over the last year.

"Opera has clearly gained a significant foothold in the Windows market as the best pure Web browser," continues Dean Kakridas, "and with the help of a growing loyal userbase, we hope to achieve the same success on the Mac platform."

Download Opera 5.0 for Mac from <>

Powerful Features for the Best Internet Experience on Mac Opera for Mac offers several benefits for a better Internet experience:

  • Fast rendering of pages
    Opera is the fastest full-featured browser on the market today.
  • Easy keyboard navigation
    Opera’s easy keyboard shortcuts save time as well as benefit people with disabilities.
  • Instant toggling of image and documents settings
    For even faster browsing, images can be turned on/off with just the press of a key.
  • Multiple Document Interface
    With Opera you can surf the Internet with multiple windows open at the same time.
  • Save windows before closing
    When closing Opera, choose whether or not to save the open windows for the next surfing session.
  • High quality zooming
    Opera users can zoom in on a page up to a 1000%, be it text or images.
  • Cookie Manager
    Enjoy the advanced cookie management capability in Opera for Mac. Filter, accept or deny third-party cookies.
  • Keychain
    Store realm passwords and forms passwords in the Keychain. You can store usernames and passwords securely in the Apple Keychain and retrieve them with Cmd+K.
  • Drag and drop
    Drag proxy icon for bookmark, drag proxy icon to other applications, or drag link to transfer window for download.
  • Support for Internet Control Panel
    Opera reads your home page and helper applications from Internet Control panel, making it easy to store all information in one place.
  • Sophisticated hotlist
    Import from other browsers, search your hotlist bookmarks or retrieve them with one click. Use nicknames for easy access to your favorites.
  • Download
    Monitor multiple downloads in a special download window with all your download items listed.
  • Advanced search
    In the search feature, users can easily migrate between the most popular search engines, and search for terms, domain names, music, Mp3s, images, video, audio, books or company information.
  • Standards-Compliance
    Opera continues its commitment to the standards as laid out by the W3C. Opera 5.0 for Mac supports the following technologies: 128-bit encryption, TLS 1.0, SSL 2 and 3, CSS1 and partial CSS2, XML, HTML 4.01, HTTP 1.1, ECMAScript, JavaScript 1.3, WAP/ WML and partial support for DOM.

Opera 5.0 for Mac is available for free in an ad-sponsored version at After download, users can register the browser for USD 39 to remove the small banner ad. Various discounts apply.

About Opera Software
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop and device markets, partnering with companies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson, Sharp and Lineo. The Opera browser has received international recognition from end-users and the industry press for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/ Solaris, Symbian OS, and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at

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Telephone: +47 40 40 14 77

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PR Manager Americas & Asia/Pacific
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