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[6]: What about Maxthon?
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What about Maxthon?"
hangman
Member since:
2007-09-05

The goal is to ensure healthy competition, not to make it easy for small-fry competitors. Keep that in mind. The goal is to ensure healthy competition which benefits the citizens of the EU, not to help out underdog browser makers. (A point which Opera has consistently missed, BTW.)

What on earth are you going on about? Opera is the #3 browser globally:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-200901-200906-bar

And in Europe Opera is bigger than Safari and Chrome combined!

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-eu-monthly-200901-200906-bar

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RE[7]: What about Maxthon?
by sbergman27 on Tue 28th Jul 2009 16:05 in reply to "RE[6]: What about Maxthon?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

What on earth are you going on about? Opera is the #3 browser globally


No. #7 and falling:

http://tinyurl.com/56kp

By the way, I mentioned, yesterday that of the total of 54 posts you have made to OSNews, every last one of them has been cheerleading for Opera, which somewhat compromises your credibility on the topic. However, I should probably update that figure to 65 posts, every last one of them cheerleading for Opera. That as of the time of this post. You seem to be in the middle of another posting binge, Opera fanboy.

Edited 2009-07-28 16:06 UTC

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RE[8]: What about Maxthon?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2009 16:19 in reply to "RE[7]: What about Maxthon?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Even on OSNews, a technicaly inclined site, Opera is trailing badly, especially taking into account it's being overrun by newcomers:

58% Firefox
11% Safari
9% Internet Explorer
7% Chrome
7% Mozilla
5% Opera

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RE[8]: What about Maxthon?
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 18:07 in reply to "RE[7]: What about Maxthon?"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

"No. #7 and falling:

http://tinyurl.com/56kp"


LOL.

Those stats are for ONE SITE, w3schools.com, which is a hobbyist "web design tutorial" site.

StatCounter, on the other hand, is known for being more accurate.

For example, the 3% market share figure for Opera matches what you get if you compare the 40 million Opera users to the total number of desktop users online (about 1.4 billion according to Internet World Stats). So Opera has 3% worldwide, and in Europe it has nearly 10%, and more than Chrome and Safari combined.

Also, how about trying to address my points instead of those pathetic personal attacks?

Edited 2009-07-28 18:13 UTC

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