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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RE[2]: Shove Off Opera
by segedunum on Mon 27th Jul 2009 17:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Shove Off Opera"
segedunum
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I'd say that, as a browser company, Opera are right to fixate on the browser.

Then they're going to have to make it, and the business model they have around it, relevant rather than trying to shoe-horn their product in front of users.

They say that the battle is really for the enterprise. Well, you do that by looking at the browser as a development platform and a supporting 'ecosystem' around it. If you don't have that then no one wants you, and that's what Opera has today. Who's to say a web browser will look and act the same in five years? You can't just protect Opera and others from that uncertainty by enforcing some browser 'ballot' application that helps users install their product. It's flat out laziness and cheek.

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