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Opera 5.12 for Windows in Korean

September 10, 2001

Opera introduces South Korea to even faster Internet browsing

Oslo, Norway - Sept. 10, 2001

Opera Software today released Opera 5.12 for Windows in Korean for the first time. The Opera Web browser, which has been internationally acclaimed for its speed, small size and flexibility, will now be available to all Koreans who use a Windows operating system with Korean fonts installed.

According to a monthly study released in August by the measurement service Nielsen/NetRatings, South Koreans are the world's most active Internet surfers, and the average South Korean surfer spent 19 hours and 20 minutes online in July. Of a South Korean Internet population of 22.3 million, 7 million are wired to a broadband network, and the rest enjoy a highly sophisticated telecommunications infrastructure.

"We are very excited to make Opera available to the world's most avid surfers," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software ASA. "Spending so much time online, they can really appreciate the extreme speed and state-of-the-art features of the Opera Web browser."

Opera offers several benefits over its competitors for a better Internet experience:

  • Fast rendering of pages. Opera is the fastest full-featured browser on the market today
  • Easy keyboard and mouse navigation. Opera's easy keyboard shortcuts save time as well as benefit people with disabilities. The simple mouse gestures makes browsing a breeze
  • Instant toggling of image and documents settings. For even faster browsing, images can be turned on/off with just the press of a key
  • Multiple windows support. Inside Opera, users may browse in several windows at once, without straining system resources
  • High quality Zooming. Opera users can zoom in on a page up to a 1000%, be it text or images
  • Resume download. In the transfer window, downloads can be resumed if interrupted
  • Integrated news, mail, search and Instant Messaging. In the search feature, users can easily migrate between the most popular search engines, and search for terms, domain names, music, Mp3s, images, video, audio, stock quotes, books or company information
  • Small size. Opera is only a 1.95 MB download (Adding Java is a one-time 7 MB download) so updating to the latest version available is always fast and easy

The new Korean version is available for download at www.opera.com for free in an ad-sponsored version, or users can register their Opera for USD39 to omit the ads.

Opera is committed to the standards laid out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and as such, the Opera browser already supports 128-bit encryption, TLS 1.0, SSL 2 and 3, CSS1 and CSS2, XML, HTML 4.01, HTTP 1.1, ECMAScript, JavaScript 1.3, partial DOM and WAP/WML.

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About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsersfor the desktop and device markets. The Opera browser has receivedinternational recognition from end-users and the industry press for beingfaster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. OperaSoftware ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learnmore 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.

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