OSLO, Norway-- October 23, 2001--Opera Software
ASA, the developer of the Opera Web browser, the fastest browser on
earth, today announced that it has joined with Ximian, Inc., the
leading open-source desktop company, to deliver its Opera for Linux
Web browser through the Ximian Red Carpet Program. Red Carpet is a
software management solution that efficiently and securely keeps
Linux and UNIX systems up-to-date.
Through the Red Carpet Program, the Opera for Linux Web browser
has a direct connection to hundreds of thousands of Ximian desktop
customers who use Red Carpet to install, maintain and update the
software on their Linux computers.
"Red Carpet's intuitive end-user design and broad support for
different Linux distributions makes it an exciting solution for
Operas users, said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software ASA.
Opera Software ASA is among the first participants in the Red
Carpet Partner Program.
"Opera for Linux is an innovative browser, and we are pleased to
have Opera join the Red Carpet Program, said David Patrick,
president and CEO of Ximian. Operas unique surfing experience,
combined with Ximian Red Carpets growing library of software,
expands a complete software solution for the Linux desktop."
About Opera Software ASA:
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web
browsers for the desktop and device markets, partnering with
companies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,
and Lineo. The Opera browser has received international recognition
from end-users and the industry press for being faster, smaller and
more standards-compliant than other browsers. Opera Software ASA is
a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more
about Opera at www.opera.com/.
About Ximian, Inc.
Ximian is the established leader in providing open-source desktop
technology, applications, support and services for the Linux and
UNIX marketplaces. Ximian products, in use by over 800,000 people
worldwide, are providing the ease of use, productivity and
interoperability needed to propel the adoption of the Linux desktop
in corporate computing environments. Its Ximian Desktop software
starts with Ximian GNOME, a productized end-user desktop based on
the GNOME project, to provide a complete graphical desktop
environment and productivity application suite for Linux and UNIX
systems. Ximian Red Carpet and Ximian Evolution deliver software
and personal information management solutions for both end-users
and corporate customers. Comprised of many of the original
architects of the GNOME system, Ximian is a founding member of the
GNOME Foundation and sits on the advisory board. The company has
secured funding from leading venture firms Charles River Ventures
and Battery Ventures and can be reached at www.ximian.com/.
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