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[2]: Ballot for everything
by DigitalAxis on Tue 28th Jul 2009 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Ballot for everything"
DigitalAxis
Member since:
2005-08-28

Well, Microsoft Word; they basically have a lock on everything business related.

I was actually considering the implications of installing a system where you selected components via this ballot system, as opposed to the normal approach. Anaconda, as I mentioned, does have something like it, but if memory serves you can drill down a lot farther into it than just major applications. (Bluetooth libraries, etc.)

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RE[3]: Ballot for everything
by poundsmack on Tue 28th Jul 2009 20:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Ballot for everything"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

yes the Anaconda installer has been able to do that since (at least) readhat linux 8.0 (ah the blue curve theme, good times).

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

You mean like you could with Windows 95 / NT 4 and Windows 98(SE) ?

Once upon a time Microsoft actually gave the user the option to decide what to install and not install; heck, even the browser was completely optional ;)

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