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Opera Selects TechTracker as Strategic Affiliate

April 18, 2001

Opera improves the search experience

Oslo, Norway and Portland, Oregon - Apr. 18, 2001

Opera Software, the creator of the Opera Web Browser and an industry leader in the desktop and Internet device market, and TechTracker, the industry's leading cross platform intelligent technology support network, today announced a strategic affiliate agreement. Opera 5.1 for Windows will feature WindowsTracker and Opera 5 for Mac will feature VersionTracker as part of its integrated search box.

Since the successful launch of Opera's free version in Dec. 2000, it has received unprecedented praise from users and critics around the world. Free Opera 5 has dramatically increased Opera's user base, with around 20,000 new people joining every day.

"TechTracker is delighted to partner with Opera as the union will allow new users the opportunity to easily access the tracker sites so they can better manage their computer systems," noted Duane Benson, Director, Product Marketing, TechTracker.

WindowsTracker and VersionTracker are the most comprehensive, unbiased, up-to-date technology support network available on the Internet for the Windows and Mac platforms. The TechTracker network enables computer users and IT professionals to keep their computing environments up to date and running smoothly.

"The powerful combination of Opera and TechTracker will provide users with the best search possibilities for valuable software and computer information," says Rolf Assev, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Opera.

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About TechTracker

TechTracker is a comprehensive, cross-platform technology support network that enables over 2.0 million computer users and IT professionals each month to keep their computing environments up-to-date and running smoothly. TechTracker provides the missing connection between technology developers and their users, improving the technology support process across multiple computing platforms, and leading to a more productive, sustainable relationship. Please visit at www.techtracker.com.

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsersfor the desktop and device markets. The Opera browser has receivedinternational recognition from end-users and the industry press for beingfaster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. OperaSoftware ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learnmore about Opera at www.opera.com.

Contacts

TechTracker

Hallie Janssen
E-mail: hjanssen@tecktracker.com

Cami Hill
E-mail: chill@techtracker.com

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.