Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 20:37 UTC
Internet & Networking As you all undoubtedly know, the European Union and Microsoft are trying to work out some sort of a settlement regarding the Internet Explorer case. Microsoft made a very detailed proposal for a browser ballot screen earlier this year, and the EU was relatively satisfied. Now, various browser makers have told Reuters that they are not satisfied with Microsoft's proposal.
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Heh
by Ultimatebadass on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:17 UTC
Ultimatebadass
Member since:
2006-01-08

Oh man, they don't give up do they?

Yes, Opera, a huge banner on the screen and a 5 minute "educational" video promoting your erm ALTERNATIVE browser will SURELY help you increase your market share... oops i mean provide a choice for the user.

This whole thing is retarded, and their constant bitching and moaning over the matter is only going to get them less and less users. If this thing comes through, each time i'll see the damn window after installing next-whatever windows version i'll be reminded who I have to THANK for wasting my time.

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RE: Heh
by spiderman on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:47 in reply to "Heh"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23


This whole thing is retarded, and their constant bitching and moaning over the matter is only going to get them less and less users. If this thing comes through, each time i'll see the damn window after installing next-whatever windows version i'll be reminded who I have to THANK for wasting my time.

Unless you use IE, you won't actually loose any time. You will win time instead.
if you use IE, you should be educated about alternatives. And if you use AND are educated about alternatives, then you deserve loosing 5 minutes for all the developer's time you are wasting worldwide.

I really don't see what is the problem. It sure beats wasting my time with useless adverts.

Edited 2009-09-29 14:51 UTC

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RE: Heh
by wumip on Wed 30th Sep 2009 06:00 in reply to "Heh"
wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

Oh man, they don't give up do they?

Who? The EU, Mozilla and Google?

This whole thing is retarded, and their constant bitching and moaning over the matter is only going to get them less and less users.

Actually, both Firefox, Google and Opera have gained MORE users since this thing started. So your whining is pretty pointless.

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RE: Heh
by wumip on Wed 30th Sep 2009 06:03 in reply to "Heh"
wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

Oh man, they don't give up do they?

Who? The EU, Mozilla and Google? Why would the EU give up on enforcing its own laws?

This whole thing is retarded, and their constant bitching and moaning over the matter is only going to get them less and less users.

Actually, both Firefox, Google and Opera have gained MORE users since this thing started. So your whining is pretty pointless.

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