"Opera Software hasn't yet put the finishing touches on its
forthcoming Mac and Linux browser releases. But the software maker
plans to announce Thursday that it will make free versions of Opera
5.0 for both of these operating systems available later this
"Oslo, Norway-based Opera makes what the company claims is "the
fastest browser on earth." It markets its compact, fast-loading
browser as an alternative to the big two: Microsoft's Internet
Explorer and America Online/Netscape Communications'
"Opera is designed to run on a variety of operating systems,
including Windows, Linux, Macintosh, Be OS and the Epoc wireless
system. The non-Java-enabled version of Opera 5.0 for Windows is
2MB in size; the Java-enabled version is 9.5MB."