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Opera in Your Community

September 11, 2001

Opera revamps MyOpera community and enhances the Opera Composer

Oslo, Norway - Sept. 11, 2001

Opera Software today opened the revamped MyOpera community and released the second edition of their popular Opera Composer, inviting users to join an Opera community or create their own.

The Opera Composer lets users build their own community by inviting them to customize their own Web browser and distribute it to friends, family, customers or colleagues for free. In this new version, users can customize their own Web browser for the Linux platform as well as for Windows, and increases the number of language customizations for Windows to 15 by adding Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian Bokmal and New Norwegian, Portuguese-Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish in addition to English.

In the new MyOpera community users can communicate with each other, read the daily comic strip or participate in the daily poll, exchange skins and buttons to enhance their Web browsing experience.

"The Opera Composer and the new MyOpera site are examples of great ways to build or join a community online, and we hope that our many millions of users will choose to do both," says CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner. "We will continually work to add extra services to the MyOpera community and extra platforms and languages to the Opera Composer."

You can customize your Web browser on the Linux platform or in 15 different languages on the Windows platform at composer.opera.com.

Visit the new MyOpera today.

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Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsersfor the desktop and device markets. The Opera browser has receivedinternational recognition from end-users and the industry press for beingfaster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. OperaSoftware ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learnmore about Opera at www.opera.com.

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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.

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