Opera performing in the Big Apple
Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 released at Macworld Expo

NEW YORK, NY – July 18, 2001 – Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 was released today at
Macworld Expo* in New York. This Classic version for operating systems
7.5.3 and higher, which has received rave reviews in its alpha and beta
stages, has improved overall performance by adding significant

Opera is well-known for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant
than other browsers, and in this release Opera offers Mac users added Java,
support for “”””””””InternetConfig”””””””” and auto-completion of URLs.

“”””””””It is important for us to show our dedication to the Mac platform by
improving the overall performance of the Opera for Mac browser,”””””””” says Pal
Hvistendahl, Communications Manager for Opera Software ASA. “”””””””We have also
designed a special button set to go along with the browser as a special
feature during the Macworld Expo.””””””””

Today, Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 and the button set will be available
exclusively for download for those who visit www.versiontracker.com. From
July 19, users can download Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 from Opera’s home page
at www.opera.com as well as from Versiontracker and other download sites.

“”””””””Opera for Mac has been extremely well received by our Mac users- it’s one
of our most popular downloads,”””””””” says Jennifer Young, Director of Marketing
& Communications at TechTracker. “”””””””We are proud to mark the first day of
Macworld on July 18th by providing exclusive downloads of Opera 5 for Mac
on VersionTracker.com.””””””””

Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 will run on Power PC Macs with Mac OS 7.5.3 or later
installed. Systems prior to 8.0 will require installation of Appearance
Manager. Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 will work with Mac OS X in the Classic mode.

Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 has powerful search features where users can easily
move between the most popular search engines, and search for terms, domain
names, images, video, stock quotes or company information.

Opera continues its commitment to the standards as laid out by the W3C.
Opera 5 for Mac Beta 2 supports the following technologies: 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.

*Note to editors: Opera will be exhibiting with Techtracker in booth #365
at Macworld Expo

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers
for the desktop and device markets. The Opera browser has received
international acclaim 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.

Contact: Pal A. Hvistendahl, Communications Manager, Opera Software,
pal@opera.com, +47 99 72 4331