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Ubuntu Makes Opera 9 available for easy download and installation

July 6, 2006

Oslo, Norway - July 6, 2006

After the launch of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Canonical is pleased to announce theavailability of Opera 9 for Ubuntu. With just a few clicks of the mouse,all Ubuntu users can download and install the latest version of the Operabrowser, which was released to critical acclaim on June 20.

With its innovative technology and ease of use, Opera is a perfect matchfor Ubuntu. The two organizations have similar beliefs and values that arewoven into their products.

"Opera 9 provides the most advanced browsing experience on Linux today,"said HÃ¥kon Wium Lie, CTO, Opera Software and long-time Ubuntu user. "We'vehad a Linux browser for a long time, but Opera 9 includes newoptimizations specifically for the platform. I think Ubuntu users willlike how easy it is to install Opera. It gives me yet another reason tolove Ubuntu."

"As a part of our programme to deliver a choice of the very bestapplications available, we have worked closely with the Opera team, andare able to make the very latest version immediately," said Malcolm Yates,Partner and ISV Manager at Canonical Ltd. "With a few easy clicks from theUbuntu desktop, all Ubuntu 6.06 LTS users can install Opera 9."

By using the Ubuntu Add / Remove Programs feature, users can choose toinstall a wide variety of applications. This announcement continues thedrive to ensure Ubuntu gives real choice and real flexibility as well asan easy to use interface that everyone can use.

Ubuntu users can learn more about what the Opera browser can do at

About Ubuntu

Since its launch in October 2004, Ubuntu has become one of the most highlyregarded Linux distributions, with millions distributed and in use aroundthe world. Ubuntu will always be free, and will not have restrictivelicenses associated with it. With these goals in mind at all times, Ubuntuaims at being the most widely used of all Linux systems, and is the centreof a global open source software ecosystem. Read more about Ubuntu at The latest version can be downloaded at

About Canonical Ltd.

Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotionof open source software products, and to providing tools and support tothe open source community. With a global organization headquartered inEurope, Canonical has employees throughout Europe, North America, SouthAmerica, Africa and Australia.

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.