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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #1 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 ???
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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 04:22:54 PM »
 Desperate move from Opera?
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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #4 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;D

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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 05:38:34 PM »
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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.
 
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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 05:48:03 PM »
Wow, Opera must be getting really desperate.
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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #7 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 ...

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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #10 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?

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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2009, 06:21:35 PM »
prtscrt,
Why are you making all these posts in an old thread ???
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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #12 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
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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #13 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.....
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Re: Opera wants Microsoft to offer browser 'ballot screen' worldwide
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2009, 10:50:38 PM »
Hopefully he's not trying to run up his post count.....

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