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[2]: Comment by Kroc
by _xmv on Sat 24th Sep 2011 02:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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[q] "Google are simply not interested in competing based on promoting an open and fair Internet."

As opposed to whom??

Which major tech company is more interested in an open and fair Internet? Apple? Microsoft? Yahoo? Please.
Have you not heard of Mozilla? They have a pretty big market share, the biggest in some countries.

And what's Mozilla? Well that's the *only* company that I know of which is promoting an open and fair internet. In fact, that actually makes it mission to fight for the user - regardless of the recent anti-Mozilla FUD - and is a not-for-profit company (that's right, they've zero other interest than making it better for everyone)

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