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    Opera turns MSN into a bunch of muppets

    Hey All,

    I found this pretty funny LOL figured some of you would as well
    I almost put this in Tech Humor LoL

    Niche browser maker Opera Software is taking a swing at software Goliath Microsoft, releasing a new version of its Opera 7 for Windows browser that operates normally on every Web page but one, that of Microsoft's MSN.

    The new browser, dubbed the Opera 7 "Bork" edition, translates the language on the MSN page to that of the famous Swedish Chef Bork from The Muppet Show.
    the rest of the story Here

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    You've got to be kidding me, that is insane!
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    Lol. Very clever.

    Nice to see Opera ensuring productive and happy lives for the masses by taking drastic but neccessary measures against the satanically-twisted msn.
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    haha, now thats something i gotta see. i use opera 6.05 and it works good. ecspecialy when AO's images servers go down. haha, knowing M$ they would want to place a lawsuit against them.
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    Remember that this (Bork Edition) is just a counter strike to what MSN did to Opera. freeOn posted about it a couple of months ago: http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=126218

    Here's a part of the Opera Official Press Release:
    Oslo, Norway - Feb 14, 2003

    Two weeks ago it was revealed that Microsoft's MSN portal targeted Opera users, by purposely providing them with a broken page. As a reply to MSN's treatment of its users, Opera Software today released a very special Bork edition of its Opera 7 for Windows browser. The Bork edition behaves differently on one Web site: MSN. Users accessing the MSN site will see the page transformed into the language of the famous Swedish Chef from the Muppet Show: Bork, Bork, Bork!

    In October 2001, Opera users were blocked from the MSN site. The event caused an uproar among Web users and MSN was forced to change their policy. However, MSN continues a policy of singling out its Opera competitor by specifically instructing Opera to hide content from users.
    More technical documentation, Why doesn't MSN work with Opera, here. And a quote:
    As can be seen in the table above, Opera7 receives a style sheet which is very different from the Microsoft and Netscape browsers. Looking inside the style sheet sent to Opera7 we find this fragment:

    ul {
    margin: -2px 0px 0px -30px;

    The culprit is in the "-30px" value set on the margin property. This value instructs Opera 7 to move list elements 30 pixels to the left of its parent. That is, Opera 7 is explicitly instructed to move content off the side of its container thus creating the impression that there is something wrong with Opera 7.
    The ftp-server, wherefrom the Opera 7 Bork Edition is supposed to be downloaded, is password protected which seems to mean that Bork is not available for download anymore... If someone knows about a mirror (or knows the user/pass) please point it out for me!
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