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May 15, 2002

Opera 6.0 for Linux released after predecessor's record downloads

Oslo, Norway - May 15, 2002

Opera Software ASA today releases the final version of Opera 6.0 for Linux with features that improve the speed and Internet experience for Linux users worldwide. Opera's earlier version for the Linux platform, Opera 5 for Linux, was downloaded and installed over one million times.

Opera 6.0 for Linux is Opera's first foray into the Asian desktop Linux market, with added support for non-Roman alphabets, opening up these markets to full browser competition for the first time. Localized browser will be released at a later date for Japanese and Chinese users.

"Linux users and OEM's have for a long time demanded a better performing Linux browser, and with Opera 6 for Linux we are now answering this call," says Dean Kakridas, VP of Desktop Products, Opera Software. "We've especially seen that Asia is embracing Linux, and with our local partners we aim to deliver the best Linux Internet experience for Asian users."

What's new in Opera 6 for Linux.

Changelog for Opera 6.0 for Linux.

Download Opera 6.0 for Linux for free. After download, users can register the browser for USD 39 to remove the small banner ad. However, all users who registered and paid for Opera 5.x for Linux are entitled to a free upgrade to Opera 6.0 for Linux.

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