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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a little desperate
by REM2000 on Mon 27th Jul 2009 08:02 UTC
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

I was willing to give Opera the benefit of the doubt before, however this now smacks of desperation.

We can't compete with the other players so we want to try and advertise when a user gets a computer.

If there is a ballot screen then i think it should be kept minimial, having a million options during the first switch on, will be messy and confusing for the people the ballot is targeting.

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RE: a little desperate
by hangman on Mon 27th Jul 2009 22:21 in reply to "a little desperate"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

What smacks of desperation? Did you even READ what the Opera CTO said?

What he actually said: "Apple and Ubuntu are not monopolies as per the legal definition of a monopoly. Still, it may be a good idea to offer it"

What's desperate about that?

Also, why would Opera be desperate? They are constantly setting new profit records, and the user base is growing quickly.

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