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Windows 7: Microsoft to randomize browser ballot for EU

13 Dec 2009   #41
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Opera and Google signed the complaint against MS.
That draws the attention of EU regulators to examine MSs business practices and find them in contravention of the law,
However the law is a two edged sword and Google could find itself in a similar situation as it continues it's plan for world domination.
Can't imagine Opera being in any kind of monopoly situation ever
Perhaps Apple gets a pass because it makes an entire product but I think they are the worst of the lot. Every Apple product seems to require you to spend money with Apple
Yeah iTunes games that cost a fortune, and albums and songs, pfft.


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25 Feb 2010   #42
Legacy Code

 

I just received the ballot screen , ignored it ( I use a dev build of Chrome) and as you can see it will show next time i reboot. I'm thinking to uninstall the update. Will this mess with my system if i do or shall i just download IE8 ?

Why no " its cool i have a browser already thanks" option ?


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25 Feb 2010   #43
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

First of all: non eu-residents should shut up as it does not effect them.
Second: sick an tired of this non-issue debate, which seems to pop up every other month.
Third: peace!

@ legacy code: i think you can just choose IE8 and adjust things to your liking afterwards

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Why no " its cool i have a browser already thanks" option ?
would be handy for advanced users, but not inline with ms-eu agreement
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25 Feb 2010   #44
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legacy Code View Post
I just received the ballot screen , ignored it ( I use a dev build of Chrome) and as you can see it will show next time i reboot. I'm thinking to uninstall the update. Will this mess with my system if i do or shall i just download IE8 ?

Why no " its cool i have a browser already thanks" option ?
This is a classic example of adware.

1. Tell user to buy product.
2. Restart program on boot.
3. Repeat.
4. Profit??
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25 Feb 2010   #45
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legacy Code View Post
I just received the ballot screen , ignored it ( I use a dev build of Chrome) and as you can see it will show next time i reboot. I'm thinking to uninstall the update. Will this mess with my system if i do or shall i just download IE8 ?

Why no " its cool i have a browser already thanks" option ?
This is a classic example of adware.

1. Tell user to buy product.
2. Restart program on boot.
3. Repeat.
4. Profit??
In the view of the EU commission IE is adware
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25 Feb 2010   #46
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

In Soviet Europe, Ballot chooses you!
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25 Feb 2010   #47
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Got mine this morning, installed picked IE on the ballot, which I'd already got anyway, clicked the install button and it just took me to the IE page and told me that IE was already my default and I just had to put the IE icon back on the taskbar because the install had taken it off.

All done and dusted without problems, I then put the shortcut it put on my desktop in the recycle bin.

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25 Feb 2010   #48
garrettnichols

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't see why it matters if Microsoft bundles THEIR browser with THEIR OS. I mean, surely most people will eventually realize that the want something else and download a different browser anyways. (not saying that IE8 isn't the best browser out there of course)
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25 Feb 2010   #49
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Lol. Information Regarding Web Browsers I just can't type the feeling of how ridiculous I think EU is with this "solution" of theirs. If I can, this'll be a 1000 word essay.

Again, LOL at how the first 5 browsers stay the first 5, even if it's listed random, and the last 7 stays the last 7.
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25 Feb 2010   #50
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Lol. Information Regarding Web Browsers I just can't type the feeling of how ridiculous I think EU is with this "solution" of theirs.
Ever notice that no matter how many times you refresh, those other browsers never get see without scrolling?

ON NO, MICROSOFT IS STIFLING COMPETITION!!!
QUICK, SOMEONE SUE THEM AGAIN!


~Lordbob
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