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]: problem with opera
by bert64 on Mon 27th Jul 2009 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE: problem with opera"
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Firefox had the advantage of being open source, and thus being the preferred choice for users on non windows platforms (except maybe osx)... and also being derived from netscape, which some people had fond memories of.

Firefox has pretty much become the default browser for non windows/osx systems, as netscape was before it.

However the Linux market is far more competitive, firefox does nothing to lock people in, there aren't any linux users stuck with a browser they don't want, it's easy to remove/replace firefox... If a browser that's much better comes along, people will switch... If Chrome becomes good enough then it may well replace firefox as the most popular browser on linux.

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