Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2014 23:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The Mozilla Foundation has begun an investigation after tech juggernaut Dell appeared to be asking customers to pay GBP 16.25 ($27) to install its free web browser Firefox on newly purchased Dell kit.

What.

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Service
by Jbso on Thu 6th Mar 2014 01:54 UTC
Jbso
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2013-01-05

It's charging for a service, like when the non-tech-savvy pay someone to reinstall Windows for them when they bork it. Nothing illegal or even, in my opinion, unethical. It's certainly a poor value, however. Who wants an alternative to IE (or knows there are alternatives) but doesn't know how to install one themselves?

I guess there could be trademark issues in how it's presented (if it sounds like paying for Firefox rather than for the service).

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RE: Service
by OSbunny on Thu 6th Mar 2014 02:17 in reply to "Service"
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2009-05-23

Who wants an alternative to IE (or knows there are alternatives) but doesn't know how to install one themselves?


Firefox went mainstream ages ago. So yeah people who don't know shit about computers use it too.

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