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Opera downloads “tripled” since launch of browser ballot

By Ricky on March 5th, 2010 

Opera claims it's seen a surge in downloads of its browser after the launch of the Windows browser ballot.

The ballot screen is being rolled out on new PCs and existing Windows machines where Internet Explorer is currently set as the default browser. It gives users the choice to download the five leading browsers - including Opera - with a further seven browsers available if users scroll the screen to the right.

"Since the browser choice screen rollout, Opera downloads have more than tripled in major European countries, such as Belgium, France, Spain, Poland and the UK," said Rolf Assev, Opera's chief strategy officer.

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Opera downloads “tripled” since launch of browser ballot was originally published on on March 5, 2010 - 2:08 am (Indian Standard Time)