July 3, 2002

Opera 6.02 for Linux released; SuSE to distribute Opera

Two press releases follow.

Opera Software today continued its Linux Bonanza Week with a public release of Opera 6.02 for Linux. The new version includes important fixes to the document and user interface, with special emphasis on the display of Asian characters, making this an important upgrade for Linux users all over the world.
Opera 6 opened up Asian markets to Opera, because of its added ability to display non- Western characters, and the Linux version has proved to be especially popular in this region.

"Opera 6 for Linux marked the beginning of the browser wars in Asia, and we have been extremely pleased with all the attention it has received from the Linux community," says Dean Kakridas, VP desktop products. "Opera 6.02 for Linux is an important upgrade, and we encourage our old and new users all over the world to install this new Linux version and become more productive on the Web, surf with enhanced security, and just have more fun."

The release of Linux is an important part of Opera's Linux Bonanza Week, where the company is announcing a series of deals and partnerships with key industry leaders in the Linux segment, on many different devices (both embedded and desktop).

On Monday, it was announced that Opera had been chosen for i3Micro's exciting new set- top box, the Mood box. The same day, Opera and Redflag announced the first embedded Asian deal for Opera. Today, Opera is also proud to publicize its inclusion in SuSE's desktop distribution, and the week is not over yet...

"We have seen an amazing interest for Linux all over the world since we released Opera 6 for Linux, and we are very happy that so many other companies are taking notice and signing up with us, especially in Asia," says Kakridas.

Find more information about Opera's Linux Bonanza Week at www.opera.com

Opera 6.02 for Linux is available for free in a ad-supported version at www.opera.com. Users can purchase a banner-free version for USD 39. Discounts apply.

Opera signs first Linux desktop distribution deal

Opera Software ASA today announced that SuSE will distribute the popular Opera for Linux Web browser in their Linux distribution. The deal is Opera's first major Linux distribution agreement.

Opera's Linux version has proved immensely popular, with over one million copies downloaded and installed by users from all around the world.

"Being included in Linux distributions opens new doors for Opera," says Dean Kakridas, VP desktop products, Opera Software ASA. "Distribution from the operating system itself will put our browser readily available for everyone, exposing thousands of users to a unique Internet experience."

Opera is available in SuSE Linux 8.0.

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.


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