Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:29 UTC
Opera Software Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.
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Why?
by drTRS on Mon 27th Jul 2009 08:04 UTC
drTRS
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2008-07-29

IMHO:

The reason why Microsoft has to provide alternative browsers in Europe is their non-standard web handling in Internet Explorer. By using non standard features they can "rule" the world.
However Safari and/or Firefox are following standards nicely so there is no need to force alternative browsers on their OS. Especially not a closed sourced one.
Firefox completely opensource, Safari's engine, the webkit also opensource. Opera is not..

If opera wants bigger market share they should work on their software to make it faster, better not crying for "free" help ...

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