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Opera Flies Ahead on Linux

July 4, 2002

Linux pioneer MandrakeSoft to distribute Opera

Oslo, Norway -- July 4, 2002

Opera Software ASA today announced that Opera's Linux versions will be distributed with Linux-Mandrake, made by MandrakeSoft.

Opera's Linux versions have already been downloaded and installed over one million times by users all around the world.

"As an alternative desktop operating system, Linux suffered for a long time from lacking a state-of-the-art Web browser," says Dean Kakridas, VP desktop products. "By focusing on providing the very latest in browser technology to Linux users, Opera has moved in and filled the void needed to make Linux a technologically advanced and user-friendly operating system. Opera's continuous insistence on a technology-centered strategy is proving successful both among users and Linux distributors."

Opera is available in Linux-Mandrake 8.2.

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