Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Dec 2009 11:25 UTC
Internet & Networking We've already talked about this whole browser ballot thing so much, that it really slipped past us that the deal has finally been finalised this week. This means that the EU has accepted Microsoft's browser ballot proposal, and that the other browser makers can't complain any more.
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Concentrate on Innovation
by ramasubbu_sk on Sat 19th Dec 2009 01:27 UTC
ramasubbu_sk
Member since:
2007-04-05

Atleast now all the browsers companys should stop shouting at Microsoft. Concentrate on inovation, bring up the healthy and tuff competition.
IE 8 won't be this great without the tuff & true competition from FireFox.
I like this true competition a lot.
Bring it on!!

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RE: Concentrate on Innovation
by sj87 on Sat 19th Dec 2009 07:46 in reply to "Concentrate on Innovation"
sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

Atleast now all the browsers companys should stop shouting at Microsoft. Concentrate on inovation, bring up the healthy and tuff competition.

That's just BS. OEMs are where the change should come from, and they use the browser which generates the best income. If Microsoft pays them $1000 for every IE installed as the default browser, then they install IE as the default browser. Same goes for everybody else, too.

The world will change little.

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Christiaan Member since:
2005-11-15

That's just BS. OEMs are where the change should come from, and they use the browser which generates the best income. If Microsoft pays them $1000 for every IE installed as the default browser, then they install IE as the default browser. Same goes for everybody else, too.

Ah yes, you're right, religious "free market" fanaticism does not equal competition

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RE[2]: Concentrate on Innovation
by Lennie on Sat 19th Dec 2009 14:04 in reply to "RE: Concentrate on Innovation"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

OEM's are excluded, what a dumb decision. While I fully understand it, it would only make sense in a really open market. Which it isn't. It's a monopoly. We get a one time popup and after that, they go back to IE when they get a new computer in a few months or years.

We all know Microsoft will force OEM's to make IE the default or hike up the cost of Windows for that OEM.

Or lower the marketing budget is probably what they will call it.

The OEM probably gets some of the money back as marketing budget.

Edited 2009-12-19 14:12 UTC

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