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Windows 7: Microsoft to randomize browser ballot for EU

11 Dec 2009   #21
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I don't know why MS doesn't just scrap this idea and simply present the user a prompt at first startup that states that they may choose a browser.


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11 Dec 2009   #22
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I don't know why MS doesn't just scrap this idea and simply present the user a prompt at first startup that states that they may choose a browser.
It is the only idea that the EU approved...all others (inlcuding yours) was scrapped
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11 Dec 2009   #23
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If a company makes a program, shouldn't they be allowed to put what they want on it? In effect, the EU is saying, "You can make the OS, but you've got to do it a certain way".

Here is a question: how does this apply to OEMs? Can they put their customized browsers on their machines before they sell them?
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11 Dec 2009   #24
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

thats a good point... likewise, does this mean OEM's cant load their own branded bloatware onto it? or their own drivers? for instance, my gf bought a laptop with an intel chipset, however the intel website wont let her update the driver because its a "toshiba modifyed one" surely this falls into the same category?
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11 Dec 2009   #25
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I have an awesome idea.
The EU will hate me for it, and so will MS.... For a while.
So will a lot of you however, just bear with me.... Scream at me later.

When this first happened, ok MS presents a reasonable response. But no, its not good enough. So why doesnt MS just revoke all further sales and support to the EU? Yeah, they would lose revenue, but the idea is to make a point. Remove support from the Government and big corps that need it there, and suddenly there is a problem. The EU will have to bend to get them to come back...

Ok after typing that it does not seem as cool as I thought it was when I thought of it. But it might be the kind of response to wake the EU up to their RETARDED law making!

~Lordbob
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11 Dec 2009   #26
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I have an awesome idea.
The EU will hate me for it, and so will MS.... For a while.
So will a lot of you however, just bear with me.... Scream at me later.

When this first happened, ok MS presents a reasonable response. But no, its not good enough. So why doesnt MS just revoke all further sales and support to the EU? Yeah, they would lose revenue, but the idea is to make a point. Remove support from the Government and big corps that need it there, and suddenly there is a problem. The EU will have to bend to get them to come back...

Ok after typing that it does not seem as cool as I thought it was when I thought of it. But it might be the kind of response to wake the EU up to their RETARDED law making!

~Lordbob
given the original response of Microsoft, which was to turn round and just say "fine, we're not giving you a browser," i much prefer the "ballot" option, but surely, it should only be on NEW installs? for that matter, how would one go about installing a browser without one preloaded? am i right in thinking this would be impossible without using someone elses pc?
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11 Dec 2009   #27
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I have an awesome idea.
The EU will hate me for it, and so will MS.... For a while.
So will a lot of you however, just bear with me.... Scream at me later.

When this first happened, ok MS presents a reasonable response. But no, its not good enough. So why doesnt MS just revoke all further sales and support to the EU? Yeah, they would lose revenue, but the idea is to make a point. Remove support from the Government and big corps that need it there, and suddenly there is a problem. The EU will have to bend to get them to come back...

Ok after typing that it does not seem as cool as I thought it was when I thought of it. But it might be the kind of response to wake the EU up to their RETARDED law making!

~Lordbob
given the original response of Microsoft, which was to turn round and just say "fine, we're not giving you a browser," i much prefer the "ballot" option, but surely, it should only be on NEW installs? for that matter, how would one go about installing a browser without one preloaded? am i right in thinking this would be impossible without using someone elses pc?
Your right.

What I meant was a complete withdrawal. Just leave the EU. Completely. See how that feels.

~Lordbob
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11 Dec 2009   #28
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

believe me, most of the UK would love to see that happen.... unfortunately our politicians seem to be in love with handing over our rights to Unelected officials....

but back to your original point, thats a terrible idea! why should we all suffer because some politicians have too much time on their hands and think up stupid laws?
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11 Dec 2009   #29
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Dear Mr EU Commissioner

Can you make the browser ballot in Windows 7 Multiple Choice as I have all the possible browsers loaded on my machine at any time
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11 Dec 2009   #30
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Dear Mr EU Commissioner

Can you make the browser ballot in Windows 7 Multiple Choice as I have all the possible browsers loaded on my machine at any time
like it, still failing to see why those of us who have ALREADY bought our copy of Win 7 have to choose our browser again though. Fair enough for new installs. but it just seems pointless to me
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