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Title: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: samuelvirucide on July 28, 2009, 04:23:21 AM
 
   ;D   Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135919/Opera_wants_Microsoft_to_offer_browser_ballot_screen_worldwide)  :P
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: bob3160 on July 28, 2009, 03:22:44 PM
Maybe Opera should be forced to send out a ballot to every computer owner
to find out if they are interested in installing Opera on their system ???
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: DavidR on July 28, 2009, 03:38:12 PM
Personally I don't see why Opera would want to do that as it really would make little difference to its market share as with all browser (suggested up to 5-9 top ranked) options in the ballot, people would pretty much stick with what they have.

Since this concession has already been given by MS for the EU, where there is already a higher take up of browsers other than IE than worldwide. Perhaps it is this that Opera hope would increase their share worldwide.
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: .: L' arc :. on July 28, 2009, 04:22:54 PM
 Desperate move from Opera?
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: Rumpel on July 28, 2009, 04:28:15 PM
I wonder if it is one of the Opera's unique ways of advertising their products, which reminded me an old example like this (http://www.opera.com/press/swim/).  ;D
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: bob3160 on July 28, 2009, 05:38:34 PM
Quote
Perhaps it is this that Opera hope would increase their share worldwide.
David,
This is precisely my point. Why should Microsoft pay the expense to increase some one else's product?
Opera or any other browser.
 
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: Marc57 on July 28, 2009, 05:48:03 PM
Wow, Opera must be getting really desperate.
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: Conogo on July 29, 2009, 03:02:15 PM
For me, I don't want the ballot. As long as Microsoft does not attempt to "slow down" other blouser (like Nestcape case), it is ok.

What I scare is later will be a push on video player ballot, email client ballot, antispyware ballot, the list goes on ...
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: prtscrt on December 26, 2009, 05:55:51 PM
Desperate move from Opera?
I'm not sure why Opera would be desperate, considering that they have something like 30% of the mobile market in the pocket, and their desktop user base grew by more than 100% in less than 2 years or so.
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: prtscrt on December 26, 2009, 05:56:28 PM
Why should Microsoft pay the expense to increase some one else's product?
Presumably because they broke the law... Breaking the law has consequences, you know.
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: prtscrt on December 26, 2009, 05:57:17 PM
Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Is that really so, or did a journalist invent yet another quote?
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: bob3160 on December 26, 2009, 06:21:35 PM
prtscrt,
Why are you making all these posts in an old thread ???
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: logos on December 26, 2009, 06:26:20 PM
prtscrt seems fascinated by Opera, he just posted in two other old Opera threads that I posted  ;D
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: bob3160 on December 26, 2009, 08:13:31 PM
prtscrt seems fascinated by Opera, he just posted in two other old Opera threads that I posted  ;D
Hopefully he's not trying to run up his post count.....
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: Alan Baxter on December 26, 2009, 10:50:38 PM
Hopefully he's not trying to run up his post count.....

10 to go...
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: Chris Thomas on December 27, 2009, 06:55:31 AM
I want to make a point here

What is the fuss around Windows?

Windows is owned by Microsoft right?

Why should Opera take Microsoft to court and especially European courts and sue them?

This is injustice.

If I give my car for a ride to my friend for a few days, is he entitled to sue me when I say 'NO' :-X

I need some clarification. Can someone tell me? :D
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on December 27, 2009, 08:00:18 AM
I want to make a point here

What is the fuss around Windows?

Windows is owned by Microsoft right?

Why should Opera take Microsoft to court and especially European courts and sue them?

Because they can.

European law is European law.

Don't like it? Tough shit.
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: logos on December 27, 2009, 11:33:47 AM
Opera had what they wanted (or not... ;D), MS complied, end of story, if Opera keep suing, they'll be screwed, they already are in fact as those who prefer IE will stick to IE with the ballot screen, those who were on Firefox, okay, you got the idea, Opera market share won't get a single point more out of that, tough shit  ;D

edit: suing Microsoft indefinitely won't make Opera shine more than it does, if it does  :D
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: Chris Thomas on December 27, 2009, 01:23:08 PM
Yes, Opera is Tough Shit  :o
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: YoKenny on December 27, 2009, 02:38:03 PM
I always like the end of the Opera when the fat lady sings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_ain't_over_'til_the_fat_lady_sings
Title: Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
Post by: Chris Thomas on December 27, 2009, 02:50:36 PM
I wrote this same thing in the Opera Forum

Let me see what will happen  :P