Your Web, Your Choice: Opera 9 Gives You the Control

Seattle and Oslo, Norway – June 20, 2006 – Opera Software today released
Opera 9, its newest Web browser for PCs. You can download it free in more
than 25 languages for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms from Opera 9 enhances the way you access, share and use online
content by including innovative widgets – fun, small and useful Web
programs – and support for BitTorrent, the popular file distribution
technology. Even while adding these improvements, Opera 9 maintains the
security and speed millions of Opera fans have come to expect.

“For Opera 9, we worked hard to push the limits of what people expect from
a Web browser, with increased speed, new Web standards support and
innovative features such as widgets and BitTorrent,” said Jon S. von
Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Even though we shaped this browser for the
Web’s future, we have the powerful features people want and need for their
surfing today. I truly feel Opera 9 has something for everyone.”

Choose Efficient, Productive Surfing
Opera strives to ensure you can be as efficient online as you want. Whether
by pioneering the earliest form of tabbed browsing in the first Opera
browser or allowing you to add your favorite search engines to the search
bar in Opera 9, we give you the tools to stay organized online. Features
such as saved sessions, the trash can (to get those closed tabs back),
notes and the ability to start exactly where you last closed Opera keep you

Choose Security
Secure browsing is still the single most important attribute of any Web
browser. Opera has a long track record of keeping you safe while online. By
introducing the security bar to prevent scams like phishing and
strengthening Opera 9’s pop-up blocker to weed out annoying or potentially
malicious pop-ups, Opera gives you new options for safe browsing.

Choose Your Style
Express your style with the click of a mouse. You can change the look and
feel of your browser by downloading new skins or altering buttons to suit
the way you want to use Opera. Opera 9 even lets you improve how individual
sites behave or block advertisements on a site-by-site basis. It’s your

Choose Content
Widgets make everyday browsing fun and useful by bringing a variety of Web
content and data right to your computer’s desktop. You can play games, get
organized, follow your favorite sports teams and more. Widget developers
can create widgets using open and common Web standards including
JavaScript, CSS, HTML and SVG and technologies like AJAX. For more
information about using or making widgets, visit

Choose Innovation
Opera believes in an open Web by supporting open standards and technologies
that lead the next wave of innovation. Opera 9 includes tools to make it
easier for sites to code for these open standards. Built-in Extensible
Rendering Architecture (ERA) helps developers make sure their sites work
well on any Web-connected device. Opera’s browsers are built on the same
core technology, making it easy to test once in Opera 9 and ensure
compatibility with a variety of devices – from mobile phones to Nintendo’s
Wii. You can read more about Opera, Web standards and our technology at

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About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and
other networked devices. Opera’s cross- platform Web browser technology is
renowned for its small size, performance and standards-compliance, while
giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera
Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world.
The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
OPERA. Learn more about Opera at