Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 16:23 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Mozilla & Gecko clones Remember the very detailed proposal Microsoft submitted to the European Commission not too long ago about the browser ballot? This was quite the detailed proposal, covering just about every possible aspect of such a ballot screen. Responses were positive from within the EC, but now it seems that according to the Mozilla Foundation, the proposal is not good enough.
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by po134 on Wed 19th Aug 2009 16:52 UTC
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indeed it is a sad day for mozilla... their points are valid, but the fact they even try to push them and the way they do it ain't.

eg, the "remove my previous browser shortcut" and "remove my last browser ha default" could be checkbox from without the ballot screen, but it's pushing everything a bit too far.

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RE: agreed
by Deviate_X on Thu 20th Aug 2009 05:34 in reply to "agreed"
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Some of us use multiple browsers. I propose:

* A checkbox by each browser so that i can install multiple browsers at once.

* Advanced screen so that i can choose opetions like:
- remove browsers installed which have not been checked
- select which browser which will be the default
- automatically update browser through windows update
- notification of each browser update

* if the user has not used the advcanced options, we can just let race conditions determine which broswer becomes the default

* there should also be a screen where i can install essential plugins like flash and ad blockers across all selected installed browsers

* windows should do the downloading and installing of the selected browsers (for the 'just works' ease factor)

* and finally, if the user has de-selected, and removed IE, Windows should block scan internet traffic and hiding all pages which have links to the IE download page


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