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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Lets make it better
by angelochoa on Fri 24th Jul 2009 21:54 UTC
angelochoa
Member since:
2006-11-20

For all this to be fair the information ( name, icon, download address ) should be placed in a public site where ALL OSes should go to verify wich browsers are available at installation time.

The information must be in xml format and the process must not need a web browser, it also must include the most downloaded browser first and the newcomers beside them with the posibility to choose any other not listed up front.

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RE: Lets make it better
by Havin_it on Sat 25th Jul 2009 12:05 in reply to "Lets make it better"
Havin_it Member since:
2006-03-10

Good luck making that work with every Linux distro out there that repackage the browser and install it via their own package manager. Admittedly I'm not a fan of the limitations like this imposed by this approach, but that's a whole other debate.

Also, "must be xml"? Why is it essential that what would be one of the busiest servers on the Internet (who's gonna run the damn thing, anyway?) has to offer up this data in a markup that's totally inefficient for data-exchange? What's wrong with JSON or some other sane serialisation format?

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