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Windows 7: Opera still unhappy with browser-ballot

03 Apr 2010   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Opera still unhappy with browser-ballot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neowin.net
Hakon Wium Lie, Opera's chief technology officer, told The Register that the ballot screen is hidden when users download Internet Explorer and the ballot screen at the same time.

Opera demonstrated the problem at The Register's offices in San Francisco, using a Thinkpad X31 running Windows XP SP2.



A spokesperson said, "This scenario is very easy to reproduce in a test lab, but would occur only in unusual cases in the real world. For it to occur with the Browser Choice screen, the user would need to have IE set as their default browser and have never configured it for use. Opera’s example, where a Windows XP user has rejected installation of IE 8 for the year it has been available but suddenly decides to install it is not realistic".
Read the full article here.

Seriously Opera, stop whining.


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03 Apr 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

for gods sake... here's the thing Opera, you have only gained 0.02% of the market share because nobody wants to use your browser, live with it,

i actually like Opera, i have it installed as well as firefox, because i love the way you can access WAP pages from your PC, i also have it installed on my phone, because vodafone refuse to accept the fact that i am 22 and dont need an over restrictive content control on my internet, wheras opera gets around it, but im actually seriously considering uninstalling opera both from my phone and from my pc and just completely boycotting them, i can live without phone internet if necessary
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04 Apr 2010   #3
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Thanks for the article. Makes me ashamed using Opera.

I had fun reading the comments, made for a good chuckle or two. Some were just out there though.
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04 Apr 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

this related thread makes me laugh, shows how unpopular opera is: Opera: Microsoft's browser ballot has tripled our downl so its tripled but you still only get 0.02% increase, dont you think you should stop whining about the big boys bullying you?
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04 Apr 2010   #5
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

I was kinda having fun with Opera until they started this crybaby...junk. *cough* I uninstalled it because I'm royally sick of these people acting like they should own the world. This is just another reason to keep it off my computer.
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04 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
I was kinda having fun with Opera until they started this crybaby...junk. *cough* I uninstalled it because I'm royally sick of these people acting like they should own the world. This is just another reason to keep it off my computer.
That's probably what we should do - boykott those trouble makers.
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04 Apr 2010   #7
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Wow they need to ether make a better browser or just stop whining. I use FF and now they give me another reason not to use there browser
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04 Apr 2010   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Seriously Opera, stop whining.

Damn, even as an opera user I'm starting to think twice about using the product of such a whiny company...

But as far as making a better browser goes - it's actually a pretty damn good one, otherwise I wouldn't have ditched FF for it.
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04 Apr 2010   #9
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Seriously Opera, stop whining.

Damn, even as an opera user I'm starting to think twice about using the product of such a whiny company...

But as far as making a better browser goes - it's actually a pretty damn good one, otherwise I wouldn't have ditched FF for it.

I tried Opera before and I just did not care for it.
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04 Apr 2010   #10
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Come on Opera no one is going to take you seriously if all you do is whine and moan, shame kind of a neat browser but meh.....
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