Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 17:36 UTC
Internet & Networking After long negotiations and back and forths between the EU, Microsoft, and other browser makers, Microsoft's browser ballot proposal has been amended and offered up for debate yet again by the EU; this time around, it will actually be tested out by consumers. A number of changes have been made since the first proposal, so let's take a look.
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Why a web page?
by dragossh on Wed 7th Oct 2009 17:56 UTC
dragossh
Member since:
2008-12-16

I'm wondering why they chose to implement it as a web page loaded by Internet Explorer. Well, not really, because we know the real reason: most people will close the browser ballot screen thinking "why do I need another browser when I have IE installed?"

They should have made it a Win32 app and not install IE by default.

*ducks*

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RE: Why a web page?
by Kroc on Wed 7th Oct 2009 17:59 in reply to "Why a web page?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Or, just like the wonderfully implemented ‘Choose your settings’ page in IE7, it’ll be automatically skipped by the autoload URL and straight on to that machine-crippling mess that is MSN.com

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RE: Why a web page?
by lloydsparkes on Wed 7th Oct 2009 18:08 in reply to "Why a web page?"
lloydsparkes Member since:
2009-10-07

This will be pushed to users who have IE set a default over Windows Update, not for fresh installs.

How it will occur in a fresh install isnt a problem untill the First Service Pack of Windows 7. But i suspect it will be when the user first runs IE they will be shown it.

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