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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It's only fair.
by Tuishimi on Mon 27th Jul 2009 15:18 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Everyone wants to force one company to do this, then any other company that sells an OS should too. Altho' last I looked Ubuntu was free - so no dice there.

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RE: It's only fair. - it has options also
by jabbotts on Mon 27th Jul 2009 19:32 in reply to "It's only fair."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu - they all have different defaults that actually add value to the intended target use. They all also allow one to uninstall firefox and install many other browsers from the repositories.

For me, it'll always be a full install disk that trumps a liveCD stamp due to my own install and selection methods but I can't fault Canonical's liveCD distros for not providing real choice to the end user.

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RE: It's only fair.
by hangman on Mon 27th Jul 2009 21:59 in reply to "It's only fair."
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

If you actually bothered to pay attention, you would have noticed that Opera's CTO didn't talk about forcing anyone. He specifically 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"

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