Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jul 2009 21:07 UTC
Windows The browser saga between Microsoft, the EU, and various browser makers just got a new chapter. We all know how the EU and Microsoft are in a legal tussle over the inclusion of Internet Explorer with Windows. Microsoft surprised everyone in June by announcing that Windows 7 would ship without Internet Explorer in Europe, a move it had hoped would silence the EU. The EU and Opera, however, were not impressed, and now Microsoft has caved in to the pressure.
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NB: Firefox
by Havin_it on Sat 25th Jul 2009 14:23 UTC
Havin_it
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Just an observation to those (OP included) using Firefox as the poster-child of doing the "hard work" of gaining market-share without help from anyone. Back up a minute.

Firefox did have help, primarily from:
- Google (with a very large sack of cash)
- A ready-wrapped grassroots fanbase (courtesy of its Netscape roots)
- At the outset, it was really the only viable alternative to IE (I'm sure this can be argued against)

Any new browser startup now enters a crowded marketplace, and will have a lot more to do if it wants the support and the capital that Firefox enjoyed. How much do you suppose a full-page ad in the NY Times costs?

I'm just sayin'...

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