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's this got to do with Opera?
by jhoo on Mon 27th Jul 2009 11:26 UTC
jhoo
Member since:
2006-03-24

Microsoft have agreed to offer the top five browsers. So basically MS will be giving users the choice of:
Firefox
IE 7
IE 6
IE 8
Chrome

Still it's the first time I have thought about Opera in months, so I suppose Lie has achieved his goal.

Clearly Lie has never used Linux if he thinks that it is necessary to provide a 'ballot screen'. Having one on Apple would be quite nice, but more for the iPhone than anything - but Apple won't even allow alternative browsers to be installed.

BTW, given that Firefox and Chrome are both opensource - what do you reckon the chances are that these will both be slightly bastardised versions?

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

BTW, given that Firefox and Chrome are both opensource - what do you reckon the chances are that these will both be slightly bastardised versions?


Remember, you can't publish a 'bastardised' version of Firefox and still call it that - the code might be open, but the branding isn't. Hence Iceweasel and other such names used by some of the distros.

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hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

Microsoft have agreed to offer the top five browsers. So basically MS will be giving users the choice of:[/quote]
1. What makes you think MS will get to decide?

2. Considering that Opera is the #3 browser in Europe and has a higher market share than Chrome and Safari combined, it will definitely not be left out.

3. 3 different versions of IE? Are you crazy?

[q]Clearly Lie has never used Linux if he thinks that it is necessary to provide a 'ballot screen'.

Did you even read anything beyond the dishonest sensationalist BS by the article author?

To quote Lie: "Apple and Ubuntu are not monopolies as per the legal definition of a monopoly. Still, it may be a good idea to offer it"

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