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18

APR

2002

One Million Downloads of Opera 5 for Linux!

OperaWow! Opera has reached the one million downloads mark for its Linux version 5. I’m excited for both Opera and Linux!

And Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 is out and has many improvements and faster rendering of pages, according to their latest press release below.

Opera for Linux at 1 million Download Mark
Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 Takes Aim at China:

Oslo, Norway - April 18, 2001-Today, Opera Software ASA released Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 with improved features and looks that increase the speed and enjoyment of Linux users worldwide. The earlier version of Opera for Linux, Opera 5, reached a milestone with one million successful downloads and installations.

Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 incorporates not only better features and faster rendering of pages, but also improves support for non-Roman alphabets. Opera is currently fine-tuning the Unicode and font support for Asian users and is preparing to shortly launch a final version of Opera 6.0 for Linux. The final release of Opera 6.0 for Linux will allow Chinese and Asian Linux users to experience a full functional Linux browser in their own language.

Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 improves the features and looks recently unveiled for the previous technology previews and beta releases of Opera 6.0 for Linux, while adding speed boosting and ease-of-use features such as:

  • New look for the back/forward buttons. Users can revert to the old buttons at will.
  • Pagebar support
  • Start dialog box with SDI/MDI selector
  • Improved drag and drop capabilities in Personal bar and Hotlist. User can drop an element between existing elements.
  • Imported Hotlist folders are now placed within the "Bookmarks" folder making the single Hotlist view simpler to use.
  • International fonts preference dialog page
  • New "MyOpera" menu entry
  • Lycos search engine added

For a complete changelog of Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2, please visit http://www.opera.com/linux/changelog/

"Opera 5.0 for Linux was met with tremendous enthusiasm and we expect to see the same reception for Opera 6.0 for Linux especially in the Asian/Pacific market," says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop Products. "We are actively working with Linux partners in China, Korea and Japan to ensure that Opera delivers the best localized browser available in these fast-growing Linux communities."

Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 can be downloaded at www.opera.com.

About Opera Software
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop and embedded 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 www.opera.com.

Contacts
Katherine Barrios
PR Manager Americas & Asia/Pacific
Tel: +47 40 40 14 65
Tel: 1-888-624-4846 (Press only)
E-mail: uspress@opera.com

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