"The Norwegian software maker will next week take the wraps off
Opera 5 for Windows - its first free browser. The Opera browser
has had a lot going for it. It is cross-platform, fast and light.
But it wasn't free. Until now."
"Opera is expected to make public the new features and
functionality of its release on 6 December. The company is expected
to position Opera 5 for Windows as a head-to-head competitor with
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.5 and America Online's Netscape
6.0. Both IE 5.5 and Netscape 6 are free."
"In addition to supporting Windows, Opera also is in various
stages of beta and final releases on the MacOS, BeOS, Linux and the
EPOC platforms. ... It is unclear whether Opera intends to make its
browser available for free on all of its supported platforms, or
just on Windows. Opera officials from the company would not