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Compose Your Own Opera for Linux and Earn Cash

July 30, 2002

Introducing the Sales Referral Partner Program for Linux

Oslo, Norway - July 30, 2002

Opera Software today released the second edition of their popular Opera Composer for Linux and at the same introduces the Sales Referral Partner Program for Linux, which lets users share in Opera's success and earn cash.

The Opera Composer lets users build their own community by inviting them to customize their own Web browser and distribute it to friends, family, customers or colleagues for free. This new Linux version increases the language customizations by adding German, Norwegian Bokmaal, New Norwegian, and Simplified Chinese. The Chinese language customization is an important addition that will help Opera to soon become a household name in Asia like it is in the rest of the world.

The Sales Referral Partner Program (SRP) for Linux lets users design the perfect browser for their organization or business in the Opera Composer. The SRP invites users to create their own Opera for Linux browser and earn commission on end-user license revenues.

The new Opera for Linux Composer lets users:

  • skin personalized images for toolbar and background
  • create their own splash/start-up screen
  • customize Hotlist bookmarks/e-mail/contacts
  • Window mode (SDI/MDI)

"With the Opera Composer, Opera Linux users can customize their browser in the way that best fits their needs," says Dean Kakridas, VP of desktop products Opera Software. "With the Sales Referral Program, Linux users can design the perfect browser for their organization or business in the Opera Composer and earn a profit."

You can customize your Web browser on the Linux platform or in several different languages on the Windows platform with the Opera Composer.

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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 other browsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2, Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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.