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Opera 5.12 for Windows Released

June 27, 2001

Opera updates browser with new features

New York, NY - June 27, 2001

At PC Expo, Opera Software today launched its latest iteration of its desktop browser; Opera 5.12 for Windows. This latest version introduces new features and incorporates several bug fixes to the popular Opera 5 for Windows.

Opera 5.12 for Windows is an update to Opera 5 for Windows which has already been downloaded by 3,5 million new users all over the world, and 20,000 new users are signing up every day. The browser which was "set free" in December of last year, and was downloaded by 2 million users during the first month, is available in a free ad-sponsored version or users may register a copy of Opera for 39 USD. Users who have purchased a version of Opera 4 or Opera 5.x are entitled to a free upgrade.

"Not only is the Opera 5.12 for Windows as fast, small in size and secure as Opera 5," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software, "but we have included many important new features such as the ability to search Opera's knowledge base directly and important bug fixes that will make our users' Internet experience even better."

Opera 5.12 for Windows released today updates and adds the following features and functions:

  • Enhanced pop-up window handling
  • Java-enabled version includes the newest Runtime Environment, version 1.3.1
  • Bug fixes, mainly in the e-mail client
  • Option to search Opera's knowledge base directly, import Netscape e-mail and the possibility of sending a URL to Opera's e-mail client

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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 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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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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