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[4]: Shove Off Opera
by segedunum on Tue 28th Jul 2009 10:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Shove Off Opera"
segedunum
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How are they "shoe-horning"? Opera is just one of the companies involved in the complaint. Google, Mozilla, etc. are involved as well.

It doesn't make any difference who else is involved. Opera are certainly the most vocal however since they rely on the browser as a standalone application and they're the ones who seemingly think that others should write a launcher and installation application for their product on Ubuntu and OS X as well as Windows.

Astounding.

What on earth are you talking about? The ballot is meant to restore competition in the browser market.

What happens in five or ten years' time when it is quite obvious that a browser can never be a stand-alone application, technology moves on and it is amalgamated in different technological areas? Who's to say there will be a 'browser market' in five years? Do we still mandate a daft browser chooser?

But all you people seem to do is whine about Opera. The ignorance is astounding.

Uh, huh. What's even more astounding is Opera's cheek and laziness that others owe them something.

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