Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2009 19:10 UTC
Internet & Networking We've been talking about the browser ballot screen for a while now, which led to some obvious questions we couldn't answer. As it turns out (and I completely missed this), Microsoft actually posted a fairly detailed description of its proposal [.doc] on its website last Friday. It details everything from what it means not to have Internet Explorer installed to what the ballot screen will look like.
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RE: Ballot for everything
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2009 20:03 UTC in reply to "Ballot for everything"
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It will be interesting to see what happens later down the road... will other types of program be subject to this sort of balloting process? Music player? Instant messaging application? Office suite?

Installers like Anaconda already ask, but their system for selecting stuff has a lot of, well, helper programs rather than full-featured applications on it too. And there are lots of choices.

Can you think of anything shipped with Windows that actually has a monopoly position that harmed the market?

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