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: 0.5% share threshold
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 15:41 UTC in reply to "0.5% share threshold"
hangman
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Notice how they specified the maximum "round(ish) number" share that still allows Opera to just barely make the ballot. Go any higher, and Opera doesn't make the cut. Go any lower, and hundreds would make the ballot. Neither of these scenarios is desireable to the EC, so they pick the "Opera threshold". What a joke.

Wrong. Opera is the #3 browser globally:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-200901-200906-bar

And in Europe Opera is bigger than Safari and Chrome combined!

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-eu-monthly-200901-200906-bar

The Europe stats are what really count, and Opera is nearly 10% there.

Does anyone even bother checking the facts before spouting nonsense these days? Clearly not.

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