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[2]: Why?
by hangman on Mon 27th Jul 2009 22:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
hangman
Member since:
2007-09-05

Opera's demand is as ridiculous as it can get.


Did you even read beyond the insane and sensationalist BS by the article author?

What Opera's CTO 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"

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RE[3]: Why?
by molnarcs on Tue 28th Jul 2009 06:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Ok, you're right, they didn't exactly demand the same treatment. My writeup seems a bit harsh in retrospect, but I maintain that when it comes to understanding how free software in general and linux distributions in particular work, they are rather clueless.

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RE[4]: Why?
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 15:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

Ok, you're right, they didn't exactly demand the same treatment. My writeup seems a bit harsh in retrospect, but I maintain that when it comes to understanding how free software in general and linux distributions in particular work, they are rather clueless.

Actually, Opera fully supported Linux early on, and has been working with multiple Linux distributions to get Opera working as smoothly as possible. Not only that, but the CTO is a Linux freak.

Opera even has its own open-source projects. They definitely know what they are talking about in that respect.

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