Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2006 23:53 UTC
Google Fighting for icon space on the desktop is so 2001. The new frontier on a virgin PC is the browser, and Internet companies like Google are jostling for space on the browsers of new PCs. Dell and Google are evaluating a partnership in which the Google Toolbar, Google Desktop Search and a Google-designed Dell home page are included on new Dell PCs, a Dell representative confirmed.
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Why not include Firefox in the deal?
by aent on Wed 8th Feb 2006 04:17 UTC
aent
Member since:
2006-01-25

I wish that they would include Firefox as well. It makes sense that they would because IE is just going to more deeply integrate MSN's service, and it would be a great boost to open source to have Firefox included with all of Dell's desktops.

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rm6990 Member since:
2005-07-04

Who knows, they may plan on doing this. Google has started promoting Firefox pretty heavily (through their adsense program, they will pay you a dollar for every person whom you manage to get to download Firefox + Google Toolbar). They also bundle Firefox with their toolbar as a part of Google Pack.

It wouldn't surprise me if this was part of the deal.

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