The most powerful Linux experience on the Web: Ximian Offers Customized Opera for Linux with Red Carpet
The most powerful Linux experience on the Web:
Ximian Offers Customized Opera for Linux with Red Carpet
Oslo, Norway - September 25, 2002 - Opera is proud to announce that its sales
referral partner Ximian will include a customized version of the Opera Web
browser as a download option in its Red Carpet software management program
for Linux users.
Red Carpet is a software management solution used by many Ximian Desktop
users, which keeps Linux systems up to date efficiently and securely. The
program allows users to install, update and maintain software over the
Internet from Ximian, leading Linux distribution providers, and other
independent software vendors.
"Partnering with Ximian enables us to reach Linux desktop users on all major
Linux distributions," said Jakob Snilsberg, Opera sales and distribution
manager. "Through Red Carpet, both individual and business Linux desktop
users worldwide will have easy access to Opera."
Red Carpet provides multi-platform support and updates systems running a
broad range of Linux distributions such as Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, Debian
and more. Opera offers Red Carpet users the ideal Linux browser for their
"With over a million sessions monthly, Red Carpet is the de facto standard
for software updating across all the leading Linux distributions," said David
Patrick, president and CEO of Ximian. "We are pleased to be able to offer the
Opera Web browser as part of our Red Carpet software library."
When users register Opera, they remove the banner advertisement, increase the
browsing window area, and receive personal technical support. In addition,
users who register Opera 6 will now receive an Opera Power Kit complete with
Opera Power CD, Opera Mouse Gestures Pad, and Opera sticker, as well as a
free upgrade to Opera 7.
The customized browser offered through Red Carpet is designed with Opera
Composer, a tool that lets larger businesses and organizations personalize
the browser according to their needs. Opera for Linux offers users the latest
in browser security. The combination of Opera and Red Carpet creates a
powerful Internet power pack for software updates and Internet browsing.
Like Ximian, companies can start reaping the benefits of the Opera Sales
Referral Partner Program. Learn more about how to earn commissions on Opera's
end-user license sales by visiting <http://composer.opera.com/composer/srp/>.
Compose your own Opera browser at <http://composer.opera.com/>. Linux users
may download the Red Carpet application or Ximian Desktop from Ximian at
About Opera Software
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers
for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering with companies such as IBM,
AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson, Sharp, and Lineo (now a division
on Embedix). 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 is available on Windows, Mac,
Linux/Solaris, Symbian OS, OS/2, and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a
privately-held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera
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 1 million 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(tm) 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 <http://www.ximian.com>.
Ximian, Ximian Evolution and Red Carpet area trademarks of Ximian, Inc.
Opera Software ASA
Desktop MarCom Manager
Tel: +47 24 16 44 03