Opera kicks off a new Apple season

Opera 6.02 for Mac in French, Japanese, German, and English

Oslo, Norway – May 22, 2003

Opera today released Opera 6.02 for Mac, quelling earlier rumors that the company would not continue development on Mac OS. Thanks to the great interest from end users and corporate customers, Opera is committed to continue its development on the Mac platform, with a release of Opera 7 scheduled for later this year.

In July, 2002, Macromedia announced that they would embed Opera in their Web authoring products. Since then, many other companies have been in negotiations with Opera about embedding the Opera rendering engine in their products, and the increased popularity of Opera’s rendering engine is fueling the continued Mac development efforts at Opera.

“Mac users have spoken,” says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Thanks to the great interest shown by all our Mac users as well as Mac software developers who wish to use our rendering engine in their applications, such as Macromedia, Opera 7 for Mac will be coming to a Mac near you soon.”

Opera for Mac 6.02 comes in an English, French, Japanese, and German version, and more language releases will be made available in the next couple of weeks. The new version is optimized for extra speed, now works in kiosk mode, and includes various bug fixes.

“This newer, faster version will become available in more languages in the next couple of weeks,” says Mary Lambert, desktop product line manager, Opera Software. “The many language versions coupled with the new kiosk mode offers educational institutions, libraries and other kiosk providers the opportunity to offer their users a better Internet experience in their language.”

Download Opera

Download Opera 6.02 for Mac OS 8.6-10.2 from our download pages.


The browser is available free of charge with a sponsored advertising banner in the top-right corner of the user interface. To remove the advertising banner users must register their version for USD 39. Various discounts apply. Registered users can freely access personal support via e-mail, enjoy six months of free OperaMail Premium, and get a free upgrade to Opera 7.

Kiosk mode

Running Opera for Mac in kiosk means that registered copies of Opera for Macintosh can now be configured for use with information kiosks. Certain functionality has been hidden from the user, and special functions make kiosk maintenance easier. Opera’s kiosk mode for Macintosh uses the latest kiosk technology from Apple when run on Jaguar (Mac OS 10.2).

Embedding Opera

Please contact Opera via our Business Development contact form if you would like to embed Opera in your application.


Please see the press release about the Opera and Macromedia agreement from July 2, 2002.