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[8]: What about Maxthon?
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 18:07 UTC 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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RE[10]: What about Maxthon?
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 18:21 in reply to "RE[9]: What about Maxthon?"
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

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.

But it's wrong, as I have already pointed out. A hobbyist/specialist site is NOT representative of the overall web.

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

Face it, Opera fanboy. Opera is on its way out. It's dying.

Opera is dying, eh? Then how come they have doubled their desktop user base in less than two years? How come their desktop revenue was up more than 100% last quarter? How come they are constantly setting new profit records and pulling in major deals with the likes of Vodafone and AT&T?

That's why Opera Software has shifted from competing on features and quality, to lobbying for direct government intervention on their behalf.

Google and Mozilla are part of the complaint as well, but I don't hear you whining about them. Hypocritical much?

Face it, your ignorance is leading to your hypocritical, bigoted behavior.

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RE[10]: What about Maxthon?
by abdavidson on Wed 29th Jul 2009 01:07 in reply to "RE[9]: What about Maxthon?"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

Bet on the wrong horse? Lost?

What on earth are you talking about...

Opera is not on the way out in any shape or form. They as a company continue to make money and more money and help shape the way the internet evolves like other vendors and in some markets moreso than most.

So what is this weird triumphalist thing that's going on here? I know OSNews is and always has been a quite sickening sychophantic haven for Firefoxophiles but isn't this just a bit over the top even for here?

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