Opera.com: Opera Makes Your Penguin Fly: Opera 6.0 for Linux Released
May 15, 2002, 13:17 (24 Talkback[s])
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Oslo, Norway -- May 15, 2002: Opera Software ASA today releases
the final version of Opera 6.0 for Linux with features that improve
the speed and Internet experience for Linux users worldwide.
Opera's earlier version for the Linux platform, Opera 5 for Linux,
was downloaded and installed over one million times.
Opera 6.0 for Linux is Opera's first foray into the Asian
desktop Linux market, with added support for non-Roman alphabets,
opening up these markets to full browser competition for the first
time. Localized browser will be released at a later date for
Japanese and Chinese users.
"Linux users and OEM's have for a long time demanded a better
performing Linux browser, and with Opera 6 for Linux we are now
answering this call," says Dean Kakridas, VP of Desktop Products,
Opera Software. "We've especially seen that Asia is embracing
Linux, and with our local partners we aim to deliver the best Linux
Internet experience for Asian users."
For a list of what's new in Opera 6 for Linux, please visit
For a changelog of Opera 6.0 for Linux, please visit www.opera.com/linux/changelog.
Opera 6.0 for Linux is available for free in an ad-sponsored
version at www.opera.com/download. After
download, users can register the browser for $39 US to remove the
small banner ad. However, all users who registered and paid for
Opera 5.x for Linux are entitled to a free upgrade to Opera 6.0 for