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Opera Introduces New Features on the Mac

September 14, 2001

Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 3 released

Oslo, Norway - Sept. 14, 2001

Opera Software today released Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 3, offering Mac users new features, increased stability and user-friendliness on this popular alternative browser for Mac users.

Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 3 introduces the ability to search bookmarks, autofill forms and upload files. Important bug fixes have improved the overall stability of the browser, giving users a better Internet experience.

"We are happy to provide our users with these important new features to increase the user-friendliness of the Opera for Mac browser," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software. "We hope that many Mac users will download this new version and send us bug reports to tell us how we can make it even better."

Download Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 3 for free. Users do have to upgrade their beta version when it times out, in this case on November 1, 2001.

Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 3 will work with systems 7.5.3 up to 9.2 and for Mac OS x in the Classic mode. Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 3 supports the following World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards: 128-bit encryption, TLS 1.0, SSL 2 and 3, CSS1 and CSS2, XML, HTML 4.01, HTTP 1.1, ECMAScript, DOM and WAP/WML.

Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 3 has powerful search features where users can easily move between the most popular search engines, and search for terms, domain names or stock quotes.

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