|| ||Michelle Valdivia <michelle-AT-opera.com>|
|| ||Linux <lwn-AT-lwn.net>|
|| ||Xandros: First Linux Distribution to Offer Opera as Default Browser|
|| ||Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:04:34 +0200|
Xandros Open Circulation Desktop Operating System Becomes First Linux
Distribution to Offer Opera as Default Browser
New York, NY and Oslo, Norway June 10, 2004 - Xandros, the leading
developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions, and Opera Software today announced
that the new Open Circulation Edition of the Xandros Desktop operating system
(OS) will be the first Linux desktop distribution to offer Opera as the
default browser. The freely distributable OS offers the unique Xandros
desktop Linux experience to millions of users around the world.
"Undoubtedly the browser is the most used application on computers today, and
Opera has long been considered a leading innovator in browser technology,"
said Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, Xandros Chairman and CTO. "Opera offers
remarkable speed and unique features beautifully coded in a small package
that adheres to Web standards."
"We've all seen the rave reviews about how Xandros finally delivers on the
promise of Linux to provide a compelling alternative to Microsoft's Windows,"
says Jon S. von Tetzchner, Opera co-founder and CEO. "Together with Opera,
the Xandros Open Circulation Desktop will excite millions around the world
and demonstrate what is possible today using the very best in computing
Starting today, the Open Circulation Desktop OS can be freely downloaded from
the Xandros web site. For details and download links, please visit
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser
technology, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, iTV and vertical markets.
Partners include companies such as IBM, Nokia, Sony, Motorola, Adobe,
Macromedia, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera, Sharp,
Motorola Metroworks, MontaVista Software, BenQ, Sendo and AMD. The Opera
browser has received international recognition from users, industry experts
and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other
Opera's browser technology is cross-platform and modular, and currently
available on the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Symbian
OS, QNX, TRON, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mediahighway.
Opera Software ASA is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with development centers
in Linkoping and Gothenburg, Sweden, and a sales representative in Austin,
TX. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
OPERA. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.
Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development
facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading developer of easy-to-use
Linux solutions targeting home and enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered a
low-cost alternative operating system that provides seamless compatibility
with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information please
Pal A. Hvistendahl
VP Marketing Communications
Tel: +47 99 72 43 31
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