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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Too Limited.
by Skavengrr on Wed 19th Aug 2009 18:05 UTC
Skavengrr
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2009-08-19

This is getting ridiculous. It makes me want to ditch all other browsers and just use the default one with each OS. (IE on Windows and Safari on Mac).

In one way I completely agree with the other comments posted in that it shouldn't UNINSTALL software without my express permission. After all if you installed "word" would you want it to uninstall all other text editors? or if you installed Quicktime would you expect it to uninstall Windows Media player?

But I don't think the EU have gone far enough. Fine make MS give a ballot screen but to be completely fair with everyone then Apple and OSX should also be made to do the exact same thing!

Edit: And I forgot to add if you Remove IE then you remove the facility to use IE Tab in firefox. Wouldn't this make cross-browser development a nightmare? having to install/uninstall browsers just to do a quick test?

Edited 2009-08-19 18:08 UTC

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RE: Too Limited.
by wumip on Thu 20th Aug 2009 19:42 in reply to "Too Limited."
wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

This is getting ridiculous.

What is getting ridiculous, specifically?

But I don't think the EU have gone far enough. Fine make MS give a ballot screen but to be completely fair with everyone then Apple and OSX should also be made to do the exact same thing!

Apple is not a convicted monopolist. Fail.

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