Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 16:23 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Mozilla & Gecko clones Remember the very detailed proposal Microsoft submitted to the European Commission not too long ago about the browser ballot? This was quite the detailed proposal, covering just about every possible aspect of such a ballot screen. Responses were positive from within the EC, but now it seems that according to the Mozilla Foundation, the proposal is not good enough.
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RE[4]: Not Legitimate
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not Legitimate"
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Uhhh... RTFA much? No matter which browser you choose to use, IE is on the desktop, on the panel, and in the menus. OK, "In the menus" might be defensible. But certainly not the part where the user has said "I want to use Chrome" and IE is then put all over the desktop. You (and Molly) are clearly the one's "twisting" the issue.

The problem here is this: are we talking about *existing* installations, or *new* installations? On a new installation, I can somewhat see the point in actually selecting a *single* browser during installation, and then have IE ditched automatically.

On an existing installation, however, that is completely preposterous. On an existing installation, a browser selected through the ballot should not cause another piece of software to magically vanish. And if you were to put in a warning stating IE was going to be removed, I'm sure a lot of people would refrain from selecting a non-IE browser ("but I can't go back!").

Edited 2009-08-19 20:47 UTC

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