Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st May 2006 22:31 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "The next version of Firefox will come out of the virtual box with Google's anti-phishing tools built in. While the Googlified security services have been available through use of the Google Toolbar for either Firefox or IE6 for quite some time already, this marks the first default installation. And we all know how much Google values the defaults."
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*shrugs*
by incubii on Wed 31st May 2006 22:55 UTC
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Member since:
2006-05-31

While im sure this is a good thing now i dont really want this feature as a default unless i can choose not to install it with no adverse affects.

I dont mind having these things supplied with the browser but i dont want it to end up asking to install desktop search engines, toolbars and the likes.

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RE: *shrugs*
by Havin_it on Thu 1st Jun 2006 12:52 in reply to "*shrugs*"
Havin_it Member since:
2006-03-10

I totally agree. I'm not about to say "oh, this is a dark day for the little browser that could, bloatware ahoy, etc.etc." - but I do reckon a lot of the early-uptakers, who were won over by Firefox's leanness, will view this with a sense of foreboding.

If it's hard-coded, thus adding to the bloat factor, I will not be a happy bunny.

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