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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What does Opera want?
by Kwitschibo on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:48 UTC
Kwitschibo
Member since:
2006-01-17

And with a browser ballot screen on every distro, Opera will still have a market share under 1%. Does they really think that user will switch to Opera when they see there ads? There must be another reason why opera has after 10 years of many commercials and a big community still have a marketshare thats like a waterdrop in the browser market sea.

Edited 2009-07-27 07:49 UTC

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RE: What does Opera want?
by deathshadow on Mon 27th Jul 2009 15:29 in reply to "What does Opera want?"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Does they really think that user will switch to Opera when they see there ads?

What ads? Opera has not had ads for six or so YEARS now... Though that goes with something I said over on the Opera forums, having the free versions prior to 8.x be ad-based gave it such a negative reputation that people will still think it has adverts for a decade or more. I bet five to ten years from now people who've never actually tried it will STILL make statements like that.

Though your statement is made all the funnier by that Opera has shipped with a fairly robust adblock built in since v9, and you've been able to spin your own using things like urlfilter.ini since v8.

But of course like a lot of windows bashing, usually it's done by people who haven't used it in a decade or more making statements that haven't been true since Win9x.

Edited 2009-07-27 15:30 UTC

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RE[2]: What does Opera want?
by jptros on Mon 27th Jul 2009 17:52 in reply to "RE: What does Opera want?"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Either you or I are misunderstanding the comment, but I think the original poster meant ads as in the opera ad on the ballot screen, not ads in the web browser itself.

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RE: What does Opera want?
by hangman on Mon 27th Jul 2009 21:44 in reply to "What does Opera want?"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

Actually, Opera's global market share is 3%, and in Europe it's 8-10%.

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