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Opera Presents New Mac OS X Version

August 31, 2001

Opera 5 for Mac OS X Carbon Beta 1 released

Oslo, Norway - Aug. 31, 2001

Opera Software today released Opera 5 for Mac OS X Carbon Beta 1. The Opera 5.0 for Mac, which has received international recognition for its speed, small size and standards-compliance, now offers Mac users the same stability whether they use systems 7.5.3 to 9.x or Mac OS X Carbon.

Mac OS X Carbon users can now enjoy keychain support and auto-completion of URLs like their fellow Mac users were offered through the release of Opera for Mac Beta 2 at Macworld in New York, July 18. Furthermore, users are offered an extra button set originally designed for MacWorld which blends well into the design of Mac OS X, in addition to the default Opera button set.

"The development toward a final version for all systems for Mac users is important to us," says Hakon W. Lie, Chief Technology Officer of Opera Software, "and we are very happy to announce that we now can offer the same stability to all our Mac users."

Opera 5 for Mac OS X Carbon Beta 1 will work with Mac OS X Carbon in the native mode. Opera 5 for Mac OS X Carbon Technology Preview 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 for Mac OS X Carbon Beta 1 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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