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Another deal with Mandrake will follow:
Also, Opera said Germany's SuSE Linux AG will distribute Opera's Linux Web browser with its SuSE Linux 8.0 desktop software. Opera unveiled the news in one of a flurry of announcements this week as part of its "Linux Bonanza" publicity campaign.
A similar bundling deal will soon be announced for MandrakeSoft's Mandrake Linux, and talks with other Linux vendors are ongoing, said Dean Kakridas, vice president of desktop products at Opera.
>will it take the place of netscape if it ever existed on the installs?
I doubt it, I am sure it will be one of many browsers these distros will offer. The browser war is a lot more interesting on the *nix side.
What I find just as interesting, perhaps even more, is Opera's incursion into the Asian market.
Redflag Software Technologies Co., Ltd and Opera Software today announced a strategic announcement, and are looking forward to working together on embedded browser solutions for the Chinese market.