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Opera Software Unveils a Sneak Peek

July 24, 1999

Three Opera ports nearing beta, Opera for Mac, Opera for BeOS, Opera for Epoc

Oslo, Norway - July 24, 1999

Opera Software today unveiled screen shots and updates on three Opera versions nearing completion. The Opera for Mac, Opera for Epoc, and Opera for BeOS ports of the popular browser Opera are all nearing release. These initiatives will streamline HTML viewing and provide a fast, small-footprint, flexible browser to the Mac, Epoc and Be communities.

"We noted an increased interest in the porting of Opera to otherplatforms and as a result have put more effort into those ports thusspeeding up the expected progress" said Jon S. von Tetzchner Opera'sCEO and co-founder. "We are happy to release a sneak peek of how eachport shows in its near-beta stage."

About Opera for Mac

"We're close to beta release and the main part of theprogram is working very well and are now concentrating on the finerdetails" said Knut Skagen one of the lead developers of Opera for Mac.

About Opera for BeOS

Rikard GilleMyr of the Beos Developer Team gives usthis short but compact message: "We have most of the application inplace, and we plan to go into public beta very soon.">

About Opera for Epoc

"The browser has been moved up to EPOC Release 5 SDK.We are busy trying to get an official beta release out to ourvolunteer beta-testers" stated Keith Hollis the lead programmer ofOpera for Epoc. "We are also moving the code base from version 3.0 to 3.6inline with the latest Windows version which will form this first EPOCrelease."

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at

About Opera

Since its founding in 1996, Opera has been a pioneer in shaping the future of the internet. Providing faster and more innovative web browsers, Opera is the everyday browser of choice for more than 320 million people.

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