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[7]: What about Maxthon?
by sbergman27 on Tue 28th Jul 2009 16:05 UTC 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[9]: What about Maxthon?
by abdavidson on Tue 28th Jul 2009 16:25 in reply to "RE[8]: What about Maxthon?"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

A technically inclined site where the Firefox cheerleading doesn't come from just from the crowd but the article posters.

It's actually the major reason I hardly visit and moreso hardly post on this site anymore: the ridiculous level of can-do-no-wrong cheerleading that goes for Mozilla here is beyond the pale. Now it appears to be more and more added with negativity towards - in particular - Opera.

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RE[9]: What about Maxthon?
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 18:10 in reply to "RE[8]: What about Maxthon?"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

Even on OSNews, a technicaly inclined site, Opera is trailing badly

This is completely irrelevant to the case. That a specialist site which is a cheerleading site for Firefox differs in usage patterns from other sites is hardly strange.

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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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RE[9]: What about Maxthon?
by sbergman27 on Tue 28th Jul 2009 18:17 in reply to "RE[8]: What about Maxthon?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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

Developer site, actually. And in case you haven't noticed, it has thus far been a notably good leading indicator of what trends we can expect to see on more general sites. And it says that Opera is #7 and falling.

Face it, Opera fanboy. Opera is on its way out. It's dying. That's why Opera Software has shifted from competing on features and quality, to lobbying for direct government intervention on their behalf.

You bet on the wrong horse... and lost.

Edited 2009-07-28 18:18 UTC

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