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[5]: Shove Off Opera
by hangman on Tue 28th Jul 2009 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Shove Off Opera"
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Note that you're still talking about the browser as a standalone entity.


Hmmmm, so you plucked some statistics off a dodgy site to tell us all that Opera is a very distant third? I can give you stats that tell a different story:

I didn't pick a dodgy site. I picked the most reliable source. Net Applications is completely useless:

Net Applications managed to claim that Opera had a lower market share than Chrome when Chrome only had 10 million users, and Opera 30 million users! Never mind the fact that NA focuses solely on North America.

StatCounter actually gets Opera's global market share right: Opera had 40 million desktop users a few months ago, and at the same time the Internet World Stats reported about 1.4 billion desktop users online. 40 million is about 3% out of 1.4 billion, which StatCounter correctly reported.

LOL, quoting a source which claims 10% for Safari with no support for that claim, even in their source!

Which Opera had to desperately back-peddle on:

Backpeddle? Opera correctly pointed out that Net Applications is useless.

Opera are in a precarious position and their constant whining about the situation that they're in is very annoying.

What "constant whining"? I see no "whining" what so ever. I do see bigots and racists whining about Opera answering questions from journalists, though.

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