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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Linux is all about choice...
by raffraffraff on Mon 27th Jul 2009 14:11 UTC
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...the choice of the distribution team. Aside from the package manager, the major difference between one Linux and the next is the selection of applications that are installed by default. What's Ubuntu, but Canonical's own choice of software plonked on top of a Debian base? Those choices include a desktop environment, an email client, an office suite, an instant messenger and, yes, a browser. If, one day, Opera becomes a better choice, then I'm sure Canonical will consider it.

Most users pick a Linux distro based on the distribution team's software choices. And some, like me, just install Ubuntu's latest server and apt-get install the bits they need, keeping things simple and offering the ultimate in choice.

The Opera guys do sound a little desperate.

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