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[7]: 0.5% share threshold
by sbergman27 on Tue 28th Jul 2009 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: 0.5% share threshold"
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"In addition OEMs would be able to install competing web browsers, set those as default and disable Internet Explorer should they so wish."

This indicates they can circumvent the ballot screen.

Taken literally, it means that they can pre-select a non-IE browser. But I'm not sure we can reliably extract such detail from that quote.

Edited 2009-07-28 17:13 UTC

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