Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2008 15:26 UTC, submitted by Robert Kratky
Opera Software Opera Software's CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner explains why they will not release the Opera browser as open source, arguing that open standards are more important than open source. Von Tetzchner also talks about the company's antitrust complaint to the European Commission in which it accuses Microsoft of abusing its dominant position by tying Internet Explorer to Windows.
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never too late to fix whats broken
by TechGeek on Thu 21st Feb 2008 17:17 UTC
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So just because we have endured 20 years of Microsofts monopoly we should be content to just keep on doing it? And I would hardly call Firefox sucesssful. Don't get me wrong, its the only browser I use. But it only has 10-15 % market share and it became popular during a time when IE was really crap and had been pretty much abandoned by Microsoft. Even then they could do better than 20%. Why? Its all about the pre-installs. The only reason that is changing now is because of the many people putting Linux on the desktop. You can't compete with just a browser. You need to have it be part of the entire OS package. Thats why firefox and Safari are anywhere on the map.

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