Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2008 15:26 UTC, submitted by Robert Kratky
Opera Software Opera Software's CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner explains why they will not release the Opera browser as open source, arguing that open standards are more important than open source. Von Tetzchner also talks about the company's antitrust complaint to the European Commission in which it accuses Microsoft of abusing its dominant position by tying Internet Explorer to Windows.
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SlackerJack
Member since:
2005-11-12

Well Opera would have to prove that it's IE thats stopping them rather than Firefox, whats to say Firefox is not stopping them for getting more market share?

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Arakon Member since:
2005-07-06

I use Firefox over Opera. Just didn't care for the interface. I absolutely HATE the new IE interface. It feels like they are hiding all the damn buttons. I've had the unfortunate side affect of running across individuals using Vista and the new IE asking me to make it work like XP. The first thing I do is install Firefox, remove all the IE icons and replace them with the Firefox icons (labeled "The Internet" for the slow ones).

So far every single person still uses Firefox; it updates itself, just like vista and its easy to use with fairly obvious interface.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I think this is a very good point. There's no way I would go for Opera whilst Firefox exists. Besides that, my decision to not choose Opera goes back well beyond Firefox's existance.

I simply do not like the way the browser looks and feels. I could probably get used to it (heck, I've gotten used to the OSNews skins) but I really couldn't be bothered.

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