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[News] Opera Accuses Microsoft of Breaking the Internet After Crimes vs Netscape

  • Subject: [News] Opera Accuses Microsoft of Breaking the Internet After Crimes vs Netscape
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:26:22 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Web browsers battle at festival 

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| Mr Lie said Microsoft's platform dominance gave them an "obligation to 
| promote competition". 
| His company has already complained to the EU that Microsoft is using its 
| dominance to promote Internet Explorer over Opera and other browsers. And 
| Google has lent its support to the complaint.  
| Mr Lie said he was concerned that Microsoft would use its Windows Software 
| Update System to distribute the forthcoming new version of Internet Explorer 
| to users.  
| "That system should be used for other browsers too, to ensure users have 
| genuine choice.  



Opera CEO von Tetzchner: Microsoft's IE8 'turn-off' is not enough

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| Over the weekend, Microsoft revealed that in its latest private beta build of
| Windows 7, it will allow users to uninstall the Internet Explorer 8 Web
| browser front end -- a choice it has never offered to consumers since version
| 3.0. The fact that since 1996, the presence of IE in Windows was elevated to
| such an extent that users could not completely uninstall it, nor could they
| ever entirely avoid it, has been credited by many as the real reason for
| Microsoft being perceived as having won the browser war against Netscape.
| [...]
| Oslo, Norway-based Opera Software's stance against Microsoft on the topic of
| Web browser competition is very well known, especially after having filed an
| antitrust complaint against it in December 2007. Microsoft's latest move
| could give Opera a bit of a break. But as Opera CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner told
| Betanews this evening from overseas, he sees this move as a positive signal,
| but not anywhere close to a reparation for the years of damage he believes
| Internet Explorer has caused to the browser market, as well as to the Web as
| a whole.


Opera 9.60 Review - Awesomeness, Great Features and a Few Annoying Crashes

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| I must say that I think Opera is doing a great job supporting its browser on
| Linux. Even though it's closed-source, it's still one of the most powerful
| web browsers out there, and each release comes with packages for every major
| distribution out there.


Opera 9.6 launches for Linux

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| Opera Software has launched launched Opera 9.6, the newest version of its web
| browser. Opera 9.6 includes improvements in the built-in email client as well
| as better browser synchronisation.
| One of Opera's key features is Opera Link which allows users to keep their
| profiles in sync across different machines. An expanded Opera Link in Opera
| 9.6 lets users take their favourite search engines and the browser history
| with them as well as notes taken in the Opera browser, bookmarks, Speed Dial
| and personal bar.

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