October 6, 2000

Opera 4.0 for Linux beta released

Author: JT Smith

Oslo, October 5, 2000 - Opera Software today released a Beta version of
Opera 4.0 for Linux, bringing the browser for Linux one
step closer to a final release. Opera 4.0 for Linux is part of Opera Software's ambitious project to port
its Opera browser to the most popular platforms in the market.

"Opera 4.0 for Linux has now reached a stage where we reach out and invite
the Linux community to participate in the development of the browser even
more closely than before," says Hakon W. Lie, Chief Technology Officer,
Opera Software. "This is a great release, and with the help of Linux
aficionados everywhere a final release will come faster, be stronger, and
result in a browser that Linux users can identify with," he ends.

Opera for Linux 4.0 has the following features:
Support for plug-ins
128 bit encryption
TLS 1.0
SSL 2/3
CSS1 and 2
HTML 4.0
HTTP 1.1
JavaScript 1.3.

Opera has until now been known as "the third browser" on Windows. It has
achieved this position with limited expenditures on marketing, only relying
on enthusiastic users and journalists spreading the word. Opera's small
size, low resource consumption and support for standards positions it in the rapidly expanding Internet device market. In the last
year the company has raised capital, and added personnel in marketing,
sales, and R&D. Apart from Linux and Windows, Opera also develops browsers
for EPOC, Mac, and BeOS platforms.

Opera Software AS is a developer of Web browsers
for the desktop and device markets. The Opera browser has received
international recognition from end-users and the industry press. Opera
Software AS is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn
more about Opera at www.opera.com

Opera Software AS
Pal Hvistendahl, Communications Manager, pal@opera.com, +47 99 72 4331

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