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?
by Deviate_X on Mon 27th Jul 2009 10:42 UTC in reply to "Why?"
Deviate_X
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2005-07-11

This has nothing to do with standards or any other righteous cause.

The EU have decided that if Microsoft didn't manipulate the market, then Opera would have 30% of the market.

So they have decided to give opera a big chance of getting 30% of the market with a big banner ad right inside windows.

Edited 2009-07-27 10:44 UTC

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RE[2]: Why?
by hangman on Mon 27th Jul 2009 22:11 in reply to "RE: Why?"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

Actually, Google and Mozilla joined the complaint as well, and Opera never asked specifically for the Opera browser to be included. So why are you whining about Opera? This applies to several browsers, not just Opera.

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