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NewsForge: Opera CEO Says Linux is a Big Part of the Company's Future

Apr 30, 2003, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Opera Software CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner says the ratio of Windows to Linux Opera downloads is eight to one. This either means Linux is on 12.5% of computer desktops (unlikely) or that Linux users are far more likely than Windows users to download Opera.

"Note that in absolute numbers Windows is still more important than Linux from Opera's viewpoint. This may change over time, especially now that Opera is releasing its Windows and Linux versions at the same time instead of allowing Linux releases to lag.

"'What we've done in Opera 7 is make the code a lot more cross-platform,' von Tetzchner says. 'That's why the releases are in synch. Now we hope to add other platforms as well--FreeBSD, Solaris, and the Mac over time...'"

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