Opera Browser to Take Flight

It looks like good comes to those who make things free. After Opera’s recent announcement that they would make their Opera browser free to use, they made a licensing deal with Thales, an in-flight entertainment company in France. Thales services Airbus and Boeing, and the broswer will allow airline passengers to navigate the Web, videos and games on a single screen.

The system that will be using Opera, may not be ready until 2007.

Thales selected the Opera browser because it supports multiple languages and can automatically reformat Web pages to fit the small screens typically used for in-flight systems, Opera said.

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