The fastest browser for Mac:
Opera 5.0 for Mac Final Released

OSLO, Norway — January 9, 2002 — Opera Software today released the final
version of Opera 5.0 for Mac OS 7.5.3-9.2. Mac users can now download a
final version of the browser that has received rave reviews in its alpha
and beta stages for its speed, security and customizability. The browser
includes features such as cookie manager, a sophisticated hotlist, muliple
download monitor and keychain support.

“We have a high number of Opera for Mac beta users who have helped us
tremendously by testing and reporting bugs,” says Dean Kakridas, VP Desktop
Products, Opera Software ASA. “So to all our old and new users out there
who have been waiting for a better Internet experience on the Mac platform,
we are extremely excited to offer you Opera for Mac – the fastest, most
customizable and standards-compliant Web browser.”

The Opera browser has gained the position as the third largest browser in
the market. With Opera 5.0 for Mac, Mac users all over the world have the
opportunity to see what has made Opera such a popular alternative on the
Windows and Linux platforms over the last year.

“Opera has clearly gained a significant foothold in the Windows market as
the best pure Web browser,” continues Dean Kakridas, “and with the help of
a growing loyal userbase, we hope to achieve the same success on the Mac

Download Opera 5.0 for Mac from (

Powerful Features for the Best Internet Experience on Mac Opera for Mac
offers several benefits for a better Internet experience:

Fast rendering of pages
Opera is the fastest full-featured browser on the market today.

Easy keyboard navigation
Opera’s easy keyboard shortcuts save time as well as benefit people with

Instant toggling of image and documents settings For even faster browsing,
images can be turned on/off with just the press of a key.

Multiple Document Interface
With Opera you can surf the Internet with multiple windows open at the same

Save windows before closing
When closing Opera, choose whether or not to save the open windows for the
next surfing session.

High quality zooming
Opera users can zoom in on a page up to a 1000%, be it text or images.

Cookie Manager
Enjoy the advanced cookie management capability in Opera for Mac. Filter,
accept or deny third-party cookies.

Store realm passwords and forms passwords in the Keychain. You can store
usernames and passwords securely in the Apple Keychain and retrieve them
with Cmd+K.

Drag and drop
Drag proxy icon for bookmark, drag proxy icon to other applications, or
drag link to transfer window for download.

Support for Internet Control Panel
Opera reads your home page and helper applications from Internet Control
panel, making it easy to store all information in one place.

Sophisticated hotlist
Import from other browsers, search your hotlist bookmarks or retrieve them
with one click. Use nicknames for easy access to your favorites.

Monitor multiple downloads in a special download window with all your
download items listed.

Advanced search
In the search feature, users can easily migrate between the most popular
search engines, and search for terms, domain names, music, Mp3s, images,
video, audio, books or company information.

Opera continues its commitment to the standards as laid out by the W3C.
Opera 5.0 for Mac supports the following technologies: 128-bit encryption,
TLS 1.0, SSL 2 and 3, CSS1 and partial CSS2, XML, HTML 4.01, HTTP 1.1,
ECMAScript, JavaScript 1.3, WAP/ WML and partial support for DOM.


Opera 5.0 for Mac is available for free in an ad-sponsored version at After download, users can register the browser for USD 39 to
remove the small banner ad. Various discounts apply.

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, Sharp 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 is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/ Solaris, Symbian
OS, and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered
in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at