Opera.com: Opera for LinuxJan 05, 2000, 18:56 (2 Talkback[s])
"Opera 4.0a for Linux is now available! As noted by the version number, this is still an Alpha release. We at Opera have decided to refer to this version as a technology preview since the term Alpha states by its nature that it has not been released from our local offices. Since this is a technology preview, and not a beta, we are asking that you do not send us bug reports--there are still enough being generated internally to keep us busy for a while. In addition, we will not be providing technical support for this version yet. Any questions you have can be directed to our Opera for Linux newsgroup."
"We have released this version so that our dedicated Opera users of the past that have made the transition to Linux can feel confident that we're doing the best we can to make sure that there will be a formal beta leading to a full release in the near future. Opera for Linux in its current state is not usable as a full browser; there are still quite a few features missing and many others still being debugged."
"Initially we released this version to the public without any notice or formal press. We appologize for this. We wanted to first see the feedback we received from the public users likely to find this program on their own. We learned about many issues we need to address on this page. Hopefully, most of your questions will be covered below in a mini FAQ we've put together."