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[3]: Why?
by molnarcs on Tue 28th Jul 2009 06:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
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Ok, to put it into simple terms - Opera is free to take a linux distro, make any modifications to their liking, and distribute it themselves. They can do what they want - they don't need to request linux vendors (althouh it's a lot more convenient to do so). If they want different defaults for windows, they have to beg Microsoft and/or pressure them via lawsuits. That's a big difference imho.

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