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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Wow, they just don't give up.
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 27th Jul 2009 22:42 UTC
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They might have had a point in wanting this "solved." Now Microsoft "solves" this problem, and Opera STILL wants more, and is going after Microsoft's competitors next. Seriously, Opera... your "include us too" spree is really looking like a joke, and has lost all credibility for sure now. Now Opera is sounding more like a baby wanting attention for nothing.

As mentioned in the article... if Opera was open-source, I'm sure not only Ubuntu, but virtually *all* Linux distros would be happy to make it a single command away (ie. "sudo apt-get install opera" or "yum install opera"). As is, currently people are forced to go through the trouble of adding Opera's repos in Ubuntu manually if they want it.

Ironically, ever since earlier today, a triangle with an exclamation point has been in my system tray, informing me that there are problems trying to update all the repositories' local database. The problem?

Failed to fetch http://deb.opera.com/opera/dists/stable/non-free/binary-i386/Packag... 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


This news and this error couldn't have come with worse timing. I'm about to remove Opera's repository to get rid of this damn "error" system tray icon... it's annoying. Meanwhile... Opera, you got what you wanted. Just GIVE UP ALREADY.

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