The Windows Web Browser Choice Screen Works

According to the latest data from Opera, the Windows Web Browser Choice Screen—a browser download and activation pop-up mandated by the European Union in all versions of Windows—is working. There has been a "dramatic uptake on downloads."

Opera reports that their downloads have more than doubled across the European continent during the introduction of their latest version. Some countries saw their rates tripling. One, Poland, experienced a 328% surge. Of the total number of downloads, a 77% came from the Choice Screen in Poland. On average, 53% came from the Choice Screen in the whole of Europe. Not bad at all, considering that the roll-out has just started in early March, and will continue to happen "well into May for existing Windows computers and for five more years on new installations."

It seems the Eurocrats were right. Hopefully, the UScrats will take good note. [Opera]