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Opera redefines Web browsing yet again

June 12, 2008

New Opera 9.5 is beautifully engineered as the centerpiece of a Web experience without boundaries

Oslo, Norway - June 12, 2008

Opera Software today released to the worldthe final public release of its flagship Web browser, Opera 9.5. Opera"scross-device expertise, support for open Web standards and commitment tospeed and performance culminate to create the most powerful Opera browseryet. Making its desktop debut in Opera 9.5, Opera Link blurs theboundaries between computers and mobile phones by enabling a seamless Webexperience from device to device. Opera 9.5 for Windows, Mac and Linuxsystems is available free from www.opera.com.

What's new in Opera 9.5

Opera Link: Your bookmarks, Speed Dial and even notes taken in the Operabrowser can follow you anywhere. Opera Link keeps you synchronized betweenany Opera 9.5 desktop browser and Opera Mini, Opera's free browser foryour mobile phone. In Opera 9.5 write a note - copy directions, createshopping lists or jot down anything you need to remember - and access iton any Opera 9.5 browser by simply logging in.

Find anything: If you can remember a word from a page you"ve read earlier,you can find that page easily with Quick Find. Just enter a word in theaddress bar to find matching text from any page you have visited.

Looking sharp: Opera makes a move to modernize its look and feel to asharp new skin with clean lines and clear icons. The ‘New Tab" button andother elements have been modified to make the switch to a better Webexperience more intuitive. You may also select any of ourplatform-specific skins to help Opera's appearance adapt to your operatingsystem of choice.

Strengthened defense against malware and phishing: Opera's FraudProtection not only protects you from fraudulent Web sites, it is now thefirst browser publically available to protect you from malware and othermalicious software on the Web. Powered by Haute Secure, Netcraft, andPhishTank, Opera's Fraud Protection technology automatically blocksoffending Web pages to keep you out of harm's way.

Speed: Opera continues to lead in performance. Opera 9.5 makes dramaticspeed improvements to the e-mail client, RSS feeds and the browser itself,so you can spend more time getting things done online.

Of course Opera 9.5 includes many features Opera users have already cometo know and love. Speed Dial, notes, the ability to save and restorebrowsing sessions after you close the browser, a trash can foraccidentally closed tabs or e-mails, mouse gestures and many others bringa fresh approach to browsing the Web. Discover Opera for yourself today.

"Opera 9.5 represents the culmination of two years spent listening to ourcommunity and transforming our browser to add features and capabilitiesthey have requested," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "Opera 9.5offers new possibilities and capabilities. It's faster, lighter and pushesus further out in front of other browsers, by blending the mobile anddesktop worlds together in new and powerful ways. We invite everyone tojoin us as we continue to shape the way the Web will evolve."

Availability

Opera 9.5 is available for Linux, Mac and PC computers and ships in morethan 30 languages with additionallanguages soon available. Opera is free from www.opera.com.

Be heard

Opera's mission is to extend the reach of the Web to anyone, anywhere,using any device. To do that, Opera relies on your help and feedback.Learn more and share your thoughts at: my.opera.com/.

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About Opera Software ASA

Opera Software crafts products and services that connect 350 million people to the internet. More than 130 operators around the world choose to work with us to give their customers the best web experience. Our mobile advertising platform enables publishers to monetize their content and allows brands to reach a global audience of more than 500 million consumers. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com, or follow Opera on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.opera.com.

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