Opera: Apple, Ubuntu Should Include Browser Ballot Screen Too

By | July 27, 2009 | 12 Comments


OSNews Writes:

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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  • Grrblt

    Well obviously. In fact, I’m pretty sure they want everyone to use their browser. Just like I’m sure that Apple would want a “hey you can use Iphone if you want” note included whenever someone buys a cell phone. Let’s write articles about that too.

    Silly news is silly.

  • Žilvinas

    Opera want’s too much. People who run Ubuntu can easily install Opera already. It is in Add/Remove programs list. So it is different talk, unlike to microsoft.

    • NibLer

      Problem is, Opera didn’t say WANT. Opera’s CTO was specifically asked if it was a good idea, and he said that “it MAY be a good idea”.

      In other words, he answered a specific question. He didn’t make any demands or specific suggestions. In fact, he clearly pointed out that it’s a different situation with Apple and Ubuntu since they aren’t convicted moonpolists.

      Vygantas is blindly parroting anti-Opera propaganda again.

  • Daniel Hendrycks

    Hakon Lie said it was a good idea, the interviewer suggested the idea. They are not trying bundle it in those also, he said that the interviewers question was an idea.

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    I use Mandriva Linux: Firefox (and Konqueror) are pre-installed, Firefox default browser, it’s the same of Microsoft: the Linux distributions don’t allow you to install and make default the browser you want easily. (Opera neither is in repository…)
    It sucks.

    • Foo

      It’s in the non-free repo where it belongs:
      http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Community/MIB/repository

      That took one line in the location bar to find btw…

      • Foo

        Err, one line? I meant two words of course… sorry for the double comment -_-

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

          I just download it from Opera website and unnistall Firefox.
          (Of course I have to configure KDE file extensions ¬¬)

  • http://none wtf

    Apple is so proprietary when it comes to stuff like this. I don’t think they’d ever give in to Opera.

  • Dels

    the funniest thing is browser ballot screen use IE LOL

    • NibLer

      The MOCKUP uses IE. The actual ballot screen probably doesn’t.

  • Thoe

    Opera didn’t say Apple and Ubuntu SHOULD. He said “MAY be a good idea”.