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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What's this got to do with Opera?
by jhoo on Mon 27th Jul 2009 11:26 UTC
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Microsoft have agreed to offer the top five browsers. So basically MS will be giving users the choice of:
IE 7
IE 6
IE 8

Still it's the first time I have thought about Opera in months, so I suppose Lie has achieved his goal.

Clearly Lie has never used Linux if he thinks that it is necessary to provide a 'ballot screen'. Having one on Apple would be quite nice, but more for the iPhone than anything - but Apple won't even allow alternative browsers to be installed.

BTW, given that Firefox and Chrome are both opensource - what do you reckon the chances are that these will both be slightly bastardised versions?

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