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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RE[2]: Comment by BluenoseJake
by BluenoseJake on Wed 19th Aug 2009 18:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by BluenoseJake"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

What? It's not about Monopoly, It's about control of my machine, and I won't have Mozilla or the EU (I live in Canada) controlling what I have installed on my computer, regardless who wrote the OS.

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

What? It's not about Monopoly, It's about control of my machine, and I won't have Mozilla or the EU (I live in Canada) controlling what I have installed on my computer, regardless who wrote the OS.


My understanding is the ballot screen will only ship with the versions for the EU. So Canada or any other non-EU country won't see it. I could be wrong about that, however is my understanding from reading the proposal.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I dunno, you may be right, but this statement leads me to believe otherwise:

It will be delivered to all current and future users of Windows XP/Vista/7 through Windows Update
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