FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Released Today: Opera 8 delivers secure browsing to Macintosh
Oslo, Norway – June 16, 2005 – Opera Software today released Opera 8 for
Macintosh, available for Mac OS X versions 10.2 and higher. Faster than
ever before, this comprehensive Web surfing package gives Macintosh users
Opera’s extensive functionality and an optional 15 languages standard upon
Opera touts its latest Mac release as the most Macintosh-like version ever.
The browser has improved its support for Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines
and added Full Keyboard Access functionality. The Opera browser has been
available for Macintosh since 2001.
“With Opera, Mac users can surf fast, comfortably and efficiently using a
full-featured browser that is not tied to the operating system (OS),” says
Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Rather than incurring costly
upgrades to your OS to get the newest features, Opera allows Mac users to
browse, e-mail, download and chat using one program, requiring minimal
system resources due to Opera’s small size.”
Opera 8 for Macintosh includes the same functionality as Opera 8 for
Windows and Linux, which was released April 19, 2005. Opera 8 introduced
innovative security solutions, such as the new security field that
indicates the level of security and the certificate-owner of a secure site.
Native Scalable Vector Graphic support (SVG 1.1 Tiny), introduced in Opera
8, is also included in the Macintosh version. Other features offered in
Opera 8 include a “delete private data” option, a “trash can” that saves
closed pages and blocked pop-ups during a session, and Opera’s Extensible
Rendering Architecture (ERA) which automatically re-adjusts page content to
fit the window width.
Opera 8 for Macintosh is available for download at
http://www.opera.com/download/index.dml?platform=mac in Danish, Dutch,
English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian,
Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Opera
will automatically provide a user interface in the language the computer is
configured to use.
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser
technology, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, home media 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 X,
Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, BREW, QNX, TRON, FreeBSD, Solaris and
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