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Opera for Linux Set to Go "Gold" Next Week

May 10, 2001, 21:55 (20 Talkback[s])
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It's "Browser Day" on LT, as Opera 5.0 for Linux is reported to be scheduled for release next week, though a specific date hasn't been fixed yet.

According to a brief report at The Register, the current target platform for the browser is systems running Linux 2.2 with glibc 2.1 on Intel machines, though plans exist to include a variety of other possibilities, including Linux 2.4-based systems and perhaps FreeBSD.

The current "tested" distribution list includes:

  • Corel 1.0
  • Caldera 2.2
  • Debian Potato 2.2
  • Mandrake 6.0, Mandrake 7.1, Mandrake 7.2
  • NetBSD 1.5_BETA/i386
  • RedHat 6.1, RedHat 6.2, Redhat 7.0
  • Slackware 7
  • SuSE 7.0
  • YellowDog 2.2

At the moment, Opera is available for download as version 5.0b8. Distributions include binary tarballs, RPM's, and Debian packages; both as statically and dynamically linked binaries (against Qt 2.2). Users without Qt on their systems will want to download the statically linked packages.

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