"Opera Software CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner says the ratio of
Windows to Linux Opera downloads is eight to one. This either means
Linux is on 12.5% of computer desktops (unlikely) or that Linux
users are far more likely than Windows users to download Opera.
"Note that in absolute numbers Windows is still more important
than Linux from Opera's viewpoint. This may change over time,
especially now that Opera is releasing its Windows and Linux
versions at the same time instead of allowing Linux releases to
"'What we've done in Opera 7 is make the code a lot more
cross-platform,' von Tetzchner says. 'That's why the releases are
in synch. Now we hope to add other platforms as well--FreeBSD,
Solaris, and the Mac over time...'"