Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2014 23:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The Mozilla Foundation has begun an investigation after tech juggernaut Dell appeared to be asking customers to pay GBP 16.25 ($27) to install its free web browser Firefox on newly purchased Dell kit.


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by Jbso on Thu 6th Mar 2014 01:54 UTC
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It's charging for a service, like when the non-tech-savvy pay someone to reinstall Windows for them when they bork it. Nothing illegal or even, in my opinion, unethical. It's certainly a poor value, however. Who wants an alternative to IE (or knows there are alternatives) but doesn't know how to install one themselves?

I guess there could be trademark issues in how it's presented (if it sounds like paying for Firefox rather than for the service).

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