Opera Eases Migration From IE; Exposes Power Features to Developers

Oslo, Norway – July 13, 2004 – Opera Software’s browser has long been
recognized for its speed and inventiveness, with Opera having driven
browser innovation over the last few years. To assist the Microsoft
Internet Explorer users in search for a better browser, Opera Software
today released a series of one-click setups that instantly change Opera’s
toolbars, menus, keyboard shortcuts, and mouse gestures, one of which
emulates an IE-like look and feel. With this, migrators from IE have an
even easier start on a more advanced Web browsing application.

“Opera is not only the fastest browser on Earth, but the most customizable
browser on Earth,” says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “We are
doing everything we can to encourage people to move on to more advanced
technologies with a simple start in Opera, offering them the sort of
settings that they are accustomed to before they dive in to everything
Opera offers. There should be no learning curve for Web surfers wanting a
better Internet experience.”

Opera users can download the new setups to apply browser settings
characteristic of IE, Firefox, Safari, and an advanced developer’s edition.
The one-click downloads are available at

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser
technology, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, iTV and vertical
markets. Partners include companies such as IBM, Nokia, Sony, Motorola,
Adobe, Macromedia, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera,
Sharp, Motorola Metroworks, MontaVista Software, BenQ, Sendo and AMD. The
Opera browser has received international recognition from users, industry
experts and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant
than other browsers.

Opera’s browser technology is cross-platform and modular, and currently
available on the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, Mac OS,
Symbian OS, QNX, TRON, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mediahighway.

Opera Software ASA is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with development
centers in Linkoping and Gothenburg, Sweden. The company is listed on the
Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera
at www.opera.com.