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December 12, 2002

Opera 6 for Mac OS 8.6-10.2 Unleashed

Oslo, Norway - Dec. 12, 2002

Opera Software ASA todayreleased the final version of Opera 6 forMac OS 8.6-10.2.2, offering Mac users a faster and better Internetexperience. This is the first final Opera released for Mac OS X,and today's released version runs on Mac OS 8.6-10.2.2.

"With today's release we confirm our commitment to the Mac platform,"says Mary Lambert, product line manager desktop, Opera Software ASA."Mac is an important part of our cross-platform strategy, and we areworking hard to ensure that Opera for Mac will become the defaultbrowser for Mac users."

Opera 6 for Mac includes major changes since Opera 5 for Mac, includingfaster rendering speed, improved font switching for international Webpages, some user interface fixes, a new autosave pages feature, and ashared library for developers. Developers can contact Opera to embedthis library on Macintosh applications requiring a rendering engine.Opera 6 for Mac also includes local language support.

"In the future, Opera for Mac will be available in manylanguages," says Lambert. "We aim to provide a faster, smaller, morestandards-compliant, and secure browser for Mac users worldwide."

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For a complete list of changes, please see the changelog for Opera 6.0 for Mac.

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Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser technology, partnering with companies such as IBM, AMD, Nokia, Macromedia, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson, Sharp and Lineo (now Embedix). The Opera browser has received international recognition from users, industry experts and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. Opera's browser technology is cross-platform and modular, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, iTV and vertical markets.

Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with development centers in Linköping and Gothenburg, Sweden TX-->.Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com

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