Opera with New Features for Mac

New Opera for Mac Beta introduces Mac-exclusive features

Oslo, Norway – Oct. 31, 2001

Opera Software ASA today released Opera 5.0 for Mac OS Beta 4 for operating systems 7.5.3 through 9.2. Mac users can now download the browser for free with a small ad-banner in the upper right-hand corner and enjoy new features such as the unique link toolbar and improved drag and drop available only on Mac OS 7.5.3 to 9.2.

Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 4 includes major improvements such as a new installer, better AppleScript support, autofill of forms, new balloon help and a revised preference layout. The bookmarks are now searchable, and users can dock them as well.

“Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 4 has lots of new features,” says Hakon Lie, CTO of Opera Software ASA, “and we are especially happy to offer our Mac users exciting features such as the link toolbar and improved drag and drop not yet available for other Opera platforms.”

Users can download Opera 5.0 for Mac OS Beta 4 for free. After installing the browser, users can register Opera for USD 39 and support Opera’s efforts to develop the browser further.

Opera 5.0 for Mac OS Beta 4 supports the following World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards: 128-bit encryption, TLS 1.0, SSL 2 and 3, CSS1 and CSS2, XML, HTML 4.01, HTTP 1.1, ECMAScript, DOM and WAP/WML. Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 4 has powerful search features where users can easily move between the most popular search engines, and search for terms, domain names or stock quotes.

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About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop and device markets, partnering with companies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson and Lineo. 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 ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.