Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 15:45 UTC
Internet & Networking It might be common, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to wail against it - especially since I was not familiar with this particular case. As it turns out, several of Adobe products' download pages have opt-out checkboxes to also install Google Chrome. This was spyware-like behaviour when Apple did it with Safari and the iPhone Configuration Utility, and it is still spyware-like behaviour when Adobe and Google do it with Chrome.
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by molnarcs on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
molnarcs
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2005-09-10



Fantastic. You're comparing Google to Mozilla. Bravo.

Clue: they provide vastly different services (the only overlap is Chrome, which is based on Chromium, that Google provides as open source software). Google provides the only viable non-encumbered video codec. Or where is Mozilla's mapping software? Telephony? Email service. Picasa? Video sharing site? Social network? I could mention countless others. Now some of these are ad supported (and some completely ad free, supported by ad revenue indirectly). How do you propose Google provided all this essentially free services? By taking donations? Lol. A small project like Mozilla can survive on a different model than Google's, but come one, how can you compare the two?

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Which major tech company is more interested in an open and fair Internet?


That's the question that was asked. Its not fair to automatically assume that Mozilla is excluded from that group, just because it runs against your argument.

Its quite childish to ask an open question with an then start dismissing the obvious answers to the question by introducing new conditions on the question.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by molnarcs on Sat 24th Sep 2011 05:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

"Which major tech company is more interested in an open and fair Internet?


That's the question that was asked. Its not fair to automatically assume that Mozilla is excluded from that group, just because it runs against your argument.

Its quite childish to ask an open question with an then start dismissing the obvious answers to the question by introducing new conditions on the question.
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I don't consider Mozilla in the same league as Google, and I explained why. My argument was that I'm not aware of any major tech company that has an open and fair Internet in its interest more than Google. I'm talking about companies where you can match and compare Google services feature to feature (not all, but more than just a browser obviously). I didn't discard mozilla because it doesn't fit my argument. I discarded it as an example because it's in an entirely different ballpark.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by molnarcs on Sat 24th Sep 2011 06:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Its quite childish to ask an open question with an then start dismissing the obvious answers to the question by introducing new conditions on the question.


And one more thing... I used reasoning to explain why I can't accept Mozilla as an example. Someone, however, used mod points to suppress my opinion. Now that's childish.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by _xmv on Sat 24th Sep 2011 02:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09



Fantastic. You're comparing Google to Mozilla. Bravo.

Clue: they provide vastly different services (the only overlap is Chrome, which is based on Chromium, that Google provides as open source software)
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Congratulation, you missed that the article talks about Chrome being bundled and nothing else. That's right. Blind much. Very. Very. Much.

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