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Opera races in Polish

October 6, 2003

Opera 7.20 for Windows released in Polish

Oslo, Norway - Oktober 6, 2003

Opera Software today released Opera 7.20 for Windows in Polish, making the latest in Web technology available for users in need of a better browser in the Polish language.

Opera 7.20 for Windows fine-tunes speed and performance and allows users of the ad-sponsored version choose to receive either relevant text-based ads served by Google or generic graphical ads. Opera 7.20 is a substantial upgrade, increasing performance in the fastest, smallest, most full-featured desktop browser ever released.

Press reports indicate that Opera is currently the only major commercial player continuing to push browser development, offering a vast number of new users a continually up-to-date and enhanced Internet experience. That the need for a better browser than Microsoft's Internet Explorer is great as evidenced by Opera's popularity. Already in August, Opera 7 passed a new milestone with over 10 million copies downloaded just from www.opera.com. In addition to the copies downloaded from Opera's homepage are the many millions more downloaded from other sites around the world.

"From being relatively unknown in Poland a few years ago, Opera has now gathered quite a large following," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "We expect today's release to add even more Poles to the ranks of Opera lovers."

Classic Opera innovations like mouse gestures, integrated search, and multiple document interface have redefined for millions how to get the most out of the Web. Opera's 7-series continues this proud tradition by introducing powerful new features like the FastForward button, the built-in e-mail client, and spatial navigation, changing forever how users interact with their keyboard when online.

Download Opera

Opera 7 for Windows is available for download from Opera's download pages.

Availability

The browser is available free of charge with a sponsored advertising banner in the top-right corner of the user interface. New in Opera 7.20 is the option to display relevant information, text-based relevant ads, rather than just generic, graphical ads. The text ads are much less intrusive to Opera's users. To remove the sponsor banner users can register their version for USD 39. Various discounts apply. Registered users can freely access Opera's Support desk and enjoy six months of OperaMail Premium for free.

To remove the sponsor banner users can register their version for USD 39. Various discounts apply. Registered users can freely access Opera Premium Support and enjoy six months of OperaMail Premium for free.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.