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New Global Donations Program

May 28, 2002

Opera gives back to the community, donating free registered versions

Oslo, Norway - May 28, 2002

Opera Software today unveiled its new Global Donations Program, giving registered versions of Opera away for free to organizations for the physically challenged, elementary schools, as well as Web designer schools and programs. Organizations can apply for free registered versions of Opera through theGlobal Donations page.

Opera's Global Donations Program ensures that the Internet catalyzes technological innovation and advancement. By providing Opera free of charge, the program also aims to help ensure that the Internet remains a place that fits more than just one browser, by allowing the people who design Web pages to also test with Opera for free.

"The Opera donations program emphasizes the vastness of the Internet and its need for more than one browser, while providing designers with a free browser to test Web pages," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "At the same time, this program allows us to give back to a community that has given us an abundance of support throughout the years."

Part of Opera's promise to the Internet community has been to provide unlimited accessibility to everyone, no matter their physical challenges. Opera always strives to adhere to the demands of this group and has become a better overall product because of its ease of use. By now offering the physically challenged free registered versions, Opera is able to give something back for the invaluable feedback it has received over the years.

"Educational institutions all over the world, especially in developing countries, struggle to prepare their students for a career that requires computer proficiency," says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop Products, "The future of a healthy Internet is dependent on young people learning both how to get the most out of their browsing experience and exposing them to all the great software that does not always come bundled on their computer."

Read more about the program at the Global Donations page.For more information on Opera's values, please consult Opera's Press Manifesto.

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