Opera Software and OS/2 NetLabs to Deliver Opera Browser to OS/2

New ‘Opera/Netlabs’ initiative to provide streamlined OS/2 browser

Oslo, Norway and Biel, Switzerland – June 30, 1999

Opera Software and OS/2 Netlabs today announced their collaboration to bring the Opera Browser to the OS/2 platform. Producing the OS/2 port is a worldwide OS/2 Netlabs developer team. Called “Opera-OS/2” the initiative will streamline HTML viewing and provide a fast,small-footprint, flexible browser to the OS/2 community.

Opera-OS/2 will include technologies that will ensure efficient,high-quality representation of HTML documents and promises to simplifyHTML rendering with lighter tighter coding and the rich feature setprovided in Opera 3.60. Benefits to the OS/2 community include fasterWorld Wide Web browsing and HTML viewing with a stable, up-to-date,and feature rich environment.

“This initiative is great news for OS/2 users who since 1997 have beenasking that Opera be ported to the OS/2 Operating System.” said JonStephenson von Tetzchner, co-founder and CEO of Opera Software. “WithNetlabs we know that the speed and efficiency people have come toexpect from Opera will be translated to OS/2. We are, quite simply, inthe best hands possible with this port and look forward to seeing ourbrowser on OS/2.”

“We are looking forward to releasing the Opera browser on the OS/2platform” said Adrian Gschwend, founder of OS/2 Netlabs. “I think itis very important to provide an up-to-date, fast and small browser forthe OS/2 community. Opera Software is providing exactly what we needand I am sure that we at OS/2 Netlabs will be able to quickly providea fast and stable port of Opera for OS/2. Bringing Opera to OS/2 willdefinitely give the OS/2 community a better Internet experience.”


About Netlabs

OS/2 Netlabs is a collaborative software developmenteffort aimed at creating new OS/2 Software. The projects are managedand developed by groups of volunteers located around the whole worldby using the Internet and the Web to communicate, plan and develop theapplications. OS/2 Netlabs has already ported many softwareapplications from Linux and Windows to OS/2. OS/2 Netlabs isheadquartered in Biel, Switzerland. OS/2 Netlabs can be reached on the World Wide Web at www.netlabs.org.

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.



Adrian Gschwend
Tel: +41/32.342.46.25