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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rakamaka
Member since:
2005-08-12

Sorry for my rant..
I would like to see similar ballot box when I install your favourite ubuntu or pclos or mepis etc.
i would like to see you guys demand ballot box for tires, windshield, colors etc when you buy a new car at GM or toyota
I would like to see you guys demanding ballot box for onions, lettuce, tomatos, bread when buying chicken sandwitch at Mcdonalds..
I would like to see you guys demanding ballot box forr shirt buttons or pant zippers when you buy cloths. Of course linux gurus like choices, so why not choice for zippers....
GPL has its own nice world of freedom and choices. It should not interfere(and vice versa) in the cruel and notorious world of for-profit businesses....Both should stay their courses to make world happy

Edited 2009-07-28 20:46 UTC

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"I would like to see similar ballot box when I install your favourite ubuntu or pclos or mepis etc."

many linux installers give you said options already.

"i would like to see you guys demand ballot box for tires, windshield, colors etc when you buy a new car at GM or toyota"

have you ever been to an automotive companies website? most allow for customization.

"I would like to see you guys demanding ballot box for onions, lettuce, tomatos, bread when buying chicken sandwitch at Mcdonalds."

go to a sit down and order off a menu resturant, then you can make such requests, i know, i've done it ;) . Hell even fast food joints typically understand a request for "No _________" (where ______ = what you don't want).

"I would like to see you guys demanding ballot box forr shirt buttons or pant zippers when you buy cloths."

you mean cutome tailerd clothing? my god, if only there were such a thing. oh wait, there is, its the thing i just said.

thanks for playing...

Edited 2009-07-28 21:09 UTC

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rakamaka Member since:
2005-08-12

Will you buy pant without zippers or car without tires..that is my point of difference between GPL and cruel business world.....
You have to accept whatever Microsoft offer at their stated price. You cannot demand whatever you like...
"I would like to see similar ballot box when I install your favourite ubuntu or pclos or mepis etc."

many linux installers give you said options already.
---NO, ubuntu, pclos etc dont give you choice to install browsers like FF, opera etc or openoffice vs abiword while installing the distro on HD. You get what they bundle in .iso file. You can happily 'uninstall anything' afterwards..
"i would like to see you guys demand ballot box for tires, windshield, colors etc when you buy a new car at GM or toyota"

have you ever been to an automotive companies website? most allow for customization.
---NO, you have to select from what 'they' offer. you cannot demand your choice of pink or yellow color

"I would like to see you guys demanding ballot box for onions, lettuce, tomatos, bread when buying chicken sandwitch at Mcdonalds."

go to a sit down and order off a menu resturant, then you can make such requests, i know, i've done it ;) . Hell even fast food joints typically understand a request for "No _________" (where ______ = what you don't want).
--NO AGAIN. You cannot ask Mcdonalds to put your choice of roma tomatos or red onions. You have to 'select' from whatever 'they offer'

"I would like to see you guys demanding ballot box for shirt buttons or pant zippers when you buy cloths."

you mean cutome tailerd clothing? my god, if only there were such a thing. oh wait, there is, its the thing i just said.
---NO custom tailered shirts and pants are thing of past, because it is expensive finally, time consuming, and not worth of fitting and refitting...like linux installation vs tailer-made windows.

thanks for playing...

Edited 2009-07-28 21:29 UTC

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

I would like to see similar ballot box when I install your favourite ubuntu or pclos or mepis etc

Already exists on most distros.

i would like to see you guys demand ballot box for tires, windshield, colors etc when you buy a new car at GM or toyota

It's been a long time since I shopped for a new car, but last time I did I could chose tires and colour. I doubt things have changed.

I would like to see you guys demanding ballot box for onions, lettuce, tomatos, bread when buying chicken sandwitch at Mcdonalds..

I haven't been to McDonalds in years and years, but all hamburger joints I do go let me chose exactly what I want on my burgere.

I would like to see you guys demanding ballot box forr shirt buttons or pant zippers when you buy cloths.

Most clothes brands offer a range of options in shirts and pants, some with buttons some with zippers so again plenty of choice. And even if one brand doesn't offer what you're looking for the is no interoperability problems with buying shirts and pants from different vendors. Also most shirt vendors are happy to sell you just a shirt and don't demand that you also buy their pants if you don't need them. And even if I can't find any vendors offering a shirt that I like, there plenty of people who can quickly and easily make me shirt to my exact specifications without any problems.

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

GPL has its own nice world of freedom and choices. It should not interfere(and vice versa) in the cruel and notorious world of for-profit businesses

By the way you do realize that the main driving force behind this is Opera Software, a for-profit company that has nothing to do with the GPL or Open Source software in any way. The GPL and its 'world' has nothing to do with this.

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