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Windows 7: Microsoft to randomize browser ballot for EU

26 Feb 2010   #61
Thorsen

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lol it was posed as a joke, but I keep hearing about this issue and never about anything else the EU does. What does the EU do?


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26 Feb 2010   #62
severedsolo

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basically nothing you were actually pretty much on, to be honest im not entirely sure, there are alot of european bodies, some elected some not, who make up laws that noone would even think of.... some years ago, it was decided that bananas sold in the EU couldnt bend more than a certain amount, just for an example....
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26 Feb 2010   #63
dotKuro

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Although it does seem rather like adware, I'm all for anything that promotes Firefox.
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26 Feb 2010   #64
arkhi

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
..... or Snow Leopard
They have to do a lawsuit on Apple first.
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26 Feb 2010   #65
Thorsen

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I dont think its worth the time or money to sue Apple. They are waiting till the company gets off the ground.....

/troll
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27 Feb 2010   #66
JonM33

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
I see that, as usual, EU don't have better things to do than attack Microsoft... I mean, like, COME ON, a company shouldn't create products for it's own operating system just because there's a lot of competition? Then why not attack more bundles like Windows Media Player, Paint, THE WHOLE FRIGGIN' UI?!
Sorry for the caps, it's just that... I have been hearing about EU for years in this country and they have been nothing but troubling assholes!

This is ridiculous! If someone doesn't like IE, then install a new browser! If IE keeps bugging them, turn it off completely (Turn windows features on or off) and done!
I already have a choise which browser I want to use, it's not like I'm living under a friggin' rock and have never heard of crap such as Opera.
Pushing users to reconsider their browser choice isn't fair, not Microsoft bundling IE into their OWN operating systems. That's the stupid EU for you... So why can Apple bundle Safari in their OS, Google bundle Chrome in their new OS?

And what about smaller or newer companies that make less popular browsers and don't have the tons of cash to spend on marketing and speedy updates, who may for this reason focus on making a good, safe and stable browser all the way instead of pushing their products out on the market and then updating it every few weeks (Firefox, Opera).
This is insane!
Well, the same could be applied to Apple for Safari. They include no other browser but their own.

Microsoft includes IE with their OS for the convenience of new PC owners to get to the internet. If they choose another browser, download it and install it...Microsoft is not doing anything monopolistic to prevent that. Microsoft doesn't make Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc so it's not their business providing it.
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