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SuSE to Distribute Opera

July 3, 2002

Opera signs first Linux desktop distribution deal

Oslo, Norway -- July 3, 2002

Opera Software ASA today announced that SuSE will distribute the ad-sponsored version of the Opera for Linux Web browser in their Linux distribution. The deal is Opera's first major Linux distribution agreement.

Opera's Linux version has proved immensely popular, with over one million copies downloaded and installed by users from all around the world.

"Being included in Linux distributions opens new doors for Opera," says Dean Kakridas, VP desktop products, Opera Software ASA, "Distribution from the operating system itself will put our browser readily available for everyone, exposing thousands of users to a unique Internet experience."

Opera is available in SuSE Linux 8.0.

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Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering with companies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson, Sharp and Lineo. The Opera browser has received international recognition from end users and the industry press for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at

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