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Opera 6.0 for Linux Released

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Opera 6.0 for Linux Released

Opera 6.0 for Linux Released After Predecessor's Record Downloads

Opera 6.0 for Linux Released

Oslo, Norway - May 15, 2002 - Opera Software ASA today releases the final
version of Opera 6.0 for Linux with features that improve the speed and
Internet experience for Linux users worldwide. Opera's earlier version for
the Linux platform, Opera 5 for Linux, was downloaded and installed over
one million times.

Opera 6.0 for Linux is Opera's first foray into the Asian desktop Linux
market, with added support for non-Roman alphabets, opening up these
markets to full browser competition for the first time. Localized browser
will be released at a later date for Japanese and Chinese users.

"Linux users and OEM's have for a long time demanded a better performing
Linux browser, and with Opera 6 gfor Linux we are now answering this
call," says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop Products, Opera Software. "We've
especially seen that Asia is embracing Linux, and with our local partners
we aim to deliver the best Linux Internet experience for Asian users."

For a list of what's new in Opera 6 for Linux, please visit

For a changelog of Opera 6.0 for Linux, please visit

Opera 6.0 for Linux 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. However, all users who registered
and paid for Opera 5.x for Linux are entitled to a free upgrade to Opera
6.0 for Linux.

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 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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