Opera community blog release an announcement, Geir Ivarsoy has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Ivarsoy co-found Opera Software together with Jon von Tetzchner in 1995. They write a browsing software call MultiTorg Opera while working in Norwegian state phone company, Telenor, later the company drop the project, Ivarsoy and Jon von Tetzchner get the rights of the software and from Opera Software company.
Opera browser is popular for its light weight and quick response performance, it is available on all majar operating system like Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Solaris. Opera browser has been ported to embedded device like PDA, mobile phones and recent to the Nintendo Game console (Nintendo DS browser)