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One-click setups: Opera Eases Migration From IE; Exposes Power Features to Developers

July 13, 2004

Oslo, Norway - July 13, 2004

Opera Software's browser has long been recognized for its speed and inventiveness, with Opera having driven browser innovation over the last few years. To assist the Microsoft Internet Explorer users in search for a better browser, Opera Software today released a series of one-click setups that instantly change Opera's toolbars, menus, keyboard shortcuts, and mouse gestures, one of which emulates an IE-like look and feel. With this, migrators from IE have an even easier start on a more advanced Web browsing application.

"Opera is not only the fastest browser on Earth, but the most customizable browser on Earth," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software."We are doing everything we can to encourage people to move on to more advanced technologies with a simple start in Opera, offering them the sort of settings that they are accustomed to before they dive in to everything Opera offers. There should be no learning curve for Web surfers wanting a better Internet experience."

Opera users can download the new setups to apply browser settings characteristic of IE, Firefox, Safari, and an advanced developer's edition.The one-click downloads are available at http://www.opera.com/startup/customize/.

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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.

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