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Xandros Open Circulation Desktop Operating System Becomes First Linux Distribution to Offer Opera as Default Browser

June 10, 2004

New York, NY and Oslo, Norway - June 10, 2004

Xandros, the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions, and Opera Software today announced that the newOpen Circulation Edition of the Xandros Desktop operating system (OS) will be the first Linux desktop distributionto offer Opera as the default browser. The freely distributable OS offers the unique Xandros desktop Linux experienceto millions of users around the world.

"Undoubtedly the browser is the most used application on computers today, and Opera has long been considered a leading innovator in browser technology," said Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, Xandros Chairman and CTO. "Opera offers remarkable speed and unique features beautifully coded in a small package that adheres to Web standards."

"We've all seen the rave reviews about how Xandros finally delivers on the promise of Linux to provide a compelling alternative to Microsoft's Windows," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, Opera co-founder and CEO. "Together with Opera, the Xandros Open Circulation Desktop will excite millions around the world and demonstrate what is possible today using the very best in computing technologies."

Starting today, the Open Circulation Desktop OS can be freely downloaded from the Xandros web site. For details and download links, please visit Xandros

About Xandros

Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions targeting home and enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered a low-cost alternative operating system that provides seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information please visit www.xandros.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.