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: Why stop at browsers?
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 08:19 UTC in reply to "Why stop at browsers?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Why stop at browsers? Let's make every kind of application available in a kind of "store" - we could call it the "App Store".
Oh, wait...


Why stop there?

Today, I can unveil... BallotOS!

With BallotOs, the power is at the user's fingertips. When you set up BallotOS, you will get a ballot screen for every component of the operating system - from boot screen to the My Computer icon on your desktop. You'll get to choose your taskbar, audio framework, wallpaper, display driver, notepad application, network stack, and so on.

BallotOS is EC-proof and Opera-proof.

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Sharp Dressed Man Member since:
2009-07-27

But I wanted Star-shaped buttons like the ones that are in StarshapedOS. It seems BallotOS only has Ellipse-shaped, Rectangular-shaped, Cloud-shaped and Triangular-shaped buttons. That's not enough for me...

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RE[3]: Why stop at browsers?
by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 27th Jul 2009 10:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Why stop at browsers?"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

better than cashew shaped

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RE[2]: Why stop at browsers?
by zsejk on Mon 27th Jul 2009 09:04 in reply to "RE: Why stop at browsers?"
zsejk Member since:
2009-01-20

When you set up BallotOS, you will get a ballot screen for every component of the operating system - from boot screen to the My Computer icon on your desktop. You'll get to choose your taskbar, audio framework, wallpaper, display driver, notepad application, network stack, and so on.

BallotOS is EC-proof and Opera-proof.


Kind of like... like... Archlinux! Or... Slackware! Or Gentoo! Or.. or... LFS!

Right?

;)

-zsejk

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RE[2]: Why stop at browsers?
by frajo on Mon 27th Jul 2009 09:13 in reply to "RE: Why stop at browsers?"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

With BallotOs, the power is at the user's fingertips. When you set up BallotOS, you will get a ballot screen for every component of the operating system - from boot screen to the My Computer icon on your desktop. You'll get to choose your taskbar, audio framework, wallpaper, display driver, notepad application, network stack, and so on.


This is a very neat description of eComStatiom. (Ok, for the network stack there is one option only at the moment. OTOH, you forgot to mention the option for running executables from the worlds of DOS. WIN, *n*x, and OS/2.) Thanks ;)

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