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Prestigious recognition: PC World Names Opera Best Web Browser in 2004

June 4, 2004

Oslo, Norway - June 4, 2004

The US edition of PC World, the most widely-read technology or business magazine, has unveiled the 2004 winners of its annual World Class Awards, with Opera 7.23 gaining the title as best Web browser.

The magazine highlights Opera's many innovative features in its reasoning: "...a fleet-footed package that provides innovative ways to view, analyze, and store Web pages. Opera's security options are strong and easy to configure."

"We are honored to earn the best browser title," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "The recognition confirms the trend we are seeing on desktop: more and more users are tired of the ageing Internet Explorer, and are looking to get more out of the Internet. For these users Opera offers a fast, feature-rich alternative that is both fun and more productive."

PC World's editors make their selections based on exemplary usability, design, innovation, features, performance, and value from a reliable manufacturer. The full article is available at: PC World

Opera is now available in version 7.51 for Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Opera 7.51 offers users hungry for a better Internet experience the latest advancements in Internet technologies, with the same engineering excellence and inventiveness that made its browser rendering so famous, now also offers a top-notch e-mailer, newsreader, IRC-compatible chat client, contact database, support for RSS newsfeeds and much, much more. Still, with all the features, Opera remains the fastest, best coded, small browsing application in the world, weighing in at 3.5 MB.

Get Opera 7.51 at www.opera.com/download

About Opera Software ASA

Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.
From family photos and funny videos to business ideas that change the world economy, the internet has always been about discovery. Whether you are a consumer getting online for the first time, or a multinational corporation trying to reach the right audience, Opera can help you discover more online.
Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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