Screwup Good For Opera

from the oops dept

Microsoft’s plan to force non-IE browser-users to “upgrade” to IE in order to view may have backfired. Folks from Opera are saying that they’ve had a huge increase in downloads since that began. It seems that by blocking out Opera, they let a lot more people know that there was an alternative to IE that didn’t suck. While Microsoft is still claiming that the blocking of browsers was an error, I think it’s amusing that their attempt to force people to switch to IE has actually made more people check out Opera.

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