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Company to Preview Opera for Linux Browser 4.0a

February 2, 2000

Opera browser programmers available from Tucows.com, booth No. 473

New York, NY - Feb. 2, 2000

Opera Software ASA Tuesday announced that it will be demonstrating its latest Opera for Linux 4.0a (Qt Edition) Technology Preview 2 as guests of Tucows.com at the Linux World Conference and Expo, Feb. 2-4, 2000, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Among the Opera staff attending the Linux World Expo are the lead developers of Opera for Linux, Darren Starr and Karl Anders Oygard who are available to the press and public at Tucows.com Booth No. 473.

Opera for Linux in its current state is not usable as a full browser, yet Opera Software in the company's tradition of openness invites the public and its dedicated users to try Opera for Linux and watch the development of the browser unfold.

Opera for Linux (QT Edition) lead programmer Darren Starr states: "This latest Technology Preview has improved greatly over the first -- we're moving forward by leaps and bounds. Currently we're concentrating on addressing user wishes and implementing features. It is progressing fairly quickly and I've been releasing when it works. So far that has meant updates every 3 to 5 weeks."

The Opera for Linux browser is based on the latest 4.0 code of the award winning popular browser Opera for Windows; known for its small size, low memory footprint, speed and flexibility. Opera for Linux is being demonstrated from Tucows.com Booth No. 473 and is available for download from the Internet.

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About Tucows.com Inc.

TUCOWS.com has become the leading provider of software on the Internet by creating an open source marketplace which is comprehensive and easy to use. The current TUCOWS libraries include Windows, Linux, PDA/Handhelds, BeOS, Mac, Games, Themes, Music and Kids with collectively nearly 40,0000 titles. TUCOWS is also the leading wholesaler of domain registration solutions through its Assigned Names Division. TUCOWS has grown to over 90 million page views per month with six million monthly unique visitors. With over 750 affiliates in 75 countries hosting the TUCOWS libraries, TUCOWS has the largest independent software distribution network in the world providing the user with a fast, local download.

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.