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Opera for Linux at 1 million Download Mark

April 18, 2002

Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 takes aim at China

Oslo, Norway - Apr. 18, 2002

Today, Opera Software ASA released Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 with improved features and looks that increase the speed and enjoyment of Linux users worldwide. The earlier version of Opera for Linux, Opera 5, reached a milestone with one million successful downloads and installations.

Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 incorporates not only better features and faster rendering of pages, but also improves support for non-Roman alphabets. Opera is currently fine-tuning the Unicode and font support for Asian users and is preparing to shortly launch a final version of Opera 6.0 for Linux. The final release of Opera 6.0 for Linux will allow Chinese and Asian Linux users to experience a full functional Linux browser in their own language.

Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2 improves the features and looks recently unveiled for the previous technology previews and beta releases of Opera 6.0 for Linux, while adding speed boosting and ease-of-use features such as:

  • New look for the back/forward buttons. Users can revert to the old buttons at will
  • Pagebar support
  • Start dialog box with SDI/MDI selector
  • Improved drag and drop capabilities in Personal bar and Hotlist. User can drop an element between existing elements
  • Imported Hotlist folders are now placed within the "Bookmarks" folder making the single Hotlist view simpler to use
  • International fonts preference dialog page
  • New MyOpera menu entry
  • Lycos search engine added

Complete changelog of Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2.

"Opera 5.0 for Linux was met with tremendous enthusiasm and we expect to see the same reception for Opera 6.0 for Linux especially in the Asian/Pacific market," says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop Products. "We are actively working with Linux partners in China, Korea and Japan to ensure that Opera delivers the best localized browser available in these fast-growing Linux communities."

Download Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 2.

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