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From: Håkon Wium Lie (howcome@opera.com)
Date: Wed Jun 28 2000 - 13:34:02 PDT

Opera 4 for Windows is out, go get it from [1]. Press release attached.

[1] http://www.opera.com/download.html#win32


Chief Technology Officer Opera Software
Håkon Wium Lie http://www.opera.com/people/howcome
howcome@opera.com gets you there faster

Opera 4.0 for Windows released:

Opera Software Unleashes Earth's Fastest Browser

New York, NY, PC Expo -- June 28, 2000

Opera Software today unleashed the full version of its Web browser
Opera 4.0 for Windows at PC Expo 2000. With Opera 4.0 for Windows
users can fly the Web at unrivalled speed, combined with Opera's
continued emphasis on user-friendliness, adherence to standards, and
technological innovations.

"Opera 4.0 for Windows simply gives a better Internet experience,"
said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO and co-founder of Opera Software. "We
estimate that around one and a half million people use Opera today,
and this release will significantly increase that number. Opera 4.0
firmly places us as the premiere browsing option on the Internet
today," he concluded.

Opera's speed, small footprint, and flexibility make it an obvious
choice for the professional, while the ease of use and functionality
benefit all levels of users.

"Opera has always prided itself in being the most standards-compliant
browser," said Hakon W. Lie, Chief Technology Officer, Opera Software.
"Especially interesting in this release is the implementation of CSS1
and 2, placing Opera well ahead of its competitors," he stated. CSS -
Cascading Style Sheets - is a technology that improves the aesthetics
and performance of Web pages, while also making content accessible to
non-visual users. Lie is uniquely qualified to talk about CSS as he
proposed the concept while working for the W3C, the Web's
standardization body.

Opera for Windows 4.0 features an e-mail and news client, support for
plug-ins, 128 bit encryption, TLS 1.0, SSL 2 and 3, CSS1, CSS2, XML,
HTML 4.0, HTTP 1.1, ECMAScript and JavaScript 1.3. Also, Opera 4.0 has
experimental support for WML which lets users surf WAP sites directly
from their desktops. Opera 4.0 for Windows supports Sun's free Java
Plug-in 1.3.

Opera has until now been known as "the third browser" on Windows. It
has achieved this position with limited expenditures on marketing,
only relying on enthusiastic users and journalists spreading the word.
In the last year the company has raised capital, and added personnel
in marketing, sales, and R&D. Opera's small size, low resource
consumption and cross platform core positions it as a major contender
in the rapidly expanding Internet device market. Apart from Windows,
Opera is also developing browsers for the Linux, EPOC, Mac, and BeOS

Opera Software AS is an industry leader in the development of Web
browsers for the desktop and device markets. 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 Software AS is a privately held company
headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com

Opera Software AS
Shae McKean, 830/672-5393 (U.S.), press@opera.com
Pal Hvistendahl, +47 99 72 4331 (Europe) eupress@opera.com

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