|| ||Tor Odland <toro-AT-opera.com>|
|| ||Linux Weekly News <lwn-AT-lwn.net>|
|| ||Opera 9 Launches|
|| ||Tue, 20 Jun 2006 11:01:17 +0200|
Your Web, Your Choice: Opera 9 Gives You the Control
Seattle and Oslo, Norway - June 20, 2006 Opera Software today released Opera 9, its newest Web
browser for PCs. You can download it free in more than 25 languages for Windows, Mac, Linux and
other platforms from www.opera.com. Opera 9 enhances the way you access, share and use online
content by including innovative widgets - fun, small and useful Web programs - and support for
BitTorrent(TM), the popular file distribution technology. Even while adding these improvements,
Opera 9 maintains the security and speed millions of Opera fans have come to expect.
"For Opera 9, we worked hard to push the limits of what people expect from a Web browser, with
increased speed, new Web standards support and innovative features such as widgets and BitTorrent,"
said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Even though we shaped this browser for the Webs
future, we have the powerful features people want and need for their surfing today. I truly feel
Opera 9 has something for everyone."
Choose Efficient, Productive Surfing
Opera strives to ensure you can be as efficient online as you want. Whether by pioneering the
earliest form of tabbed browsing in the first Opera browser or allowing you to add your favorite
search engines to the search bar in Opera 9, we give you the tools to stay organized online.
Features such as saved sessions, the trash can (to get those closed tabs back), notes and the
ability to start exactly where you last closed Opera keep you productive.
Secure browsing is still the single most important attribute of any Web browser. Opera has a long
track record of keeping you safe while online. By introducing the security bar to prevent scams
like phishing and strengthening Opera 9's pop-up blocker to weed out annoying or potentially
malicious pop-ups, Opera gives you new options for safe browsing.
Choose Your Style
Express your style with the click of a mouse. You can change the look and feel of your browser by
downloading new skins or altering buttons to suit the way you want to use Opera. Opera 9 even lets
you improve how individual sites behave or block advertisements on a site-by-site basis. It's your
Widgets make everyday browsing fun and useful by bringing a variety of Web content and data right
to your computers desktop. You can play games, get organized, follow your favorite sports teams
and more. Widget developers can create widgets using open and common Web standards including
making widgets, visit widgets.opera.com.
Opera believes in an open Web by supporting open standards and technologies that lead the next wave
of innovation. Opera 9 includes tools to make it easier for sites to code for these open standards.
Built-in Extensible Rendering Architecture (ERA) helps developers make sure their sites work well
on any Web-connected device. Opera's browsers are built on the same core technology, making it easy
to test once in Opera 9 and ensure compatibility with a variety of devices - from mobile phones to
Nintendo's Wii(TM). You can read more about Opera, Web standards and our technology at
More about Opera 9
Opera 9 features: www.opera.com/products/desktop/
Opera 9 screenshots: www.opera.com/products/desktop/screenshots/
Opera 9 changelogs: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices.
Opera's cross- platform Web browser technology is renowned for its small size, performance and
standards-compliance, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera
Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on
the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.
Office: +47 2416 4242
Mobile: +47 9909 0872
Public Relations Manager, Desktop
Office: +47 2416 4205
Mobile: +47 9177 3964
Marketing Communications Manager, Americas
Office: +1 786 312 1717
Mobile: +1 786 208 6072
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