Opera 4.0 for Linux Beta Released

Linux closer to a better Internet experience

Oslo, Norway – Oct. 6, 2000

Opera Software today released a Beta version of Opera 4.0 for Linux, bringing the best browser alternative for Linux one step closer to a final release. Bringing the browser from Technical Preview to Beta, means that the Internet community now have the opportunity to interact and assist Opera in providing Linux users with the best possible Internet experience.

Opera 4.0 for Linux is part of Opera Software’s ambitious project to port its popular Opera browser to the most popular platforms in the market.

“Opera 4.0 for Linux has now reached a stage where we reach out and invite the Linux community to participate in the development of the browser even more closely than before,” says Hakon W. Lie, Chief Technology Officer, Opera Software. “This is a great release, and with the help of Linux aficionados everywhere a final release will come faster, be stronger, and result in a browser that Linux users can identify with,” he ends.

Opera for Linux 4.0 has the following features:

  • Support for plug-ins
  • 128 bit encryption
  • TLS 1.0
  • SSL 2/3
  • CSS1 and 2
  • XML
  • HTML 4.0
  • HTTP 1.1
  • ECMAScript
  • JavaScript 1.3.
  • WML

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. Opera’s small size, low resource consumption and support for standards positions it as a major contender in the rapidly expanding Internet device market. In the last year the company has raised capital, and added personnel in marketing, sales, and R and D. Apart from Linux and Windows, Opera also develops browsers for EPOC, Mac, and BeOS platforms.

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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.