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Old 24. Feb 2010, 04:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I doubt it . Why don't the various distros give a ballot screen, and provide users with different choices of browsers, rather than bundling a browser of their own choice, like Konqueror, or Firefox. I am not a MS fan, but talking about how things get ridiculous sometimes.
Not in a ballot screen, but Ubuntu does have a Software Center in which you can browse through and click Install.
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Old 24. Feb 2010, 04:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not in a ballot screen, but Ubuntu does have a Software Center in which you can browse through and click Install.
LOL. I think I will file a petition to make Linux distros offer a ballot screen, and also include IE with Wine .
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Old 24. Feb 2010, 04:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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LOL. I think I will file a petition to make Linux distros offer a ballot screen, and also include IE with Wine .
You did a good post on feedback on K-Meleon. Let's know some of your experience in IE with Wine.
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Old 24. Feb 2010, 04:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I agree that it'll be interesting to see how the browser use statistics change in the future because of this, but surely most people already know that there are alternatives anyway. I don't think MS should have been forced to do this either, but that's politics and the EU for you, and I'll say no more about that.

But I suppose there's another side to the coin. I mean, we all go on about advising people not to use IE because of the security flaws, to use FF or whatever, so maybe this might help in that respect.... I wonder who chose the 12, and why those 12 ?... I'm still surprised at Sleipnir being there. If most users have the same experience as me it won't matter much anyway, because they'll never see the choice screen when it's installed.

I just started this thread to see what people in general thought about MS having to do this, and if they thought it was a good or bad idea, or if it would even influence them to install an alternative browser. But for me, as far as the choice screen goes, it was a total non event.... maybe that's just the way MS wanted it to be.
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Let's know some of your experience in IE with Wine.
I was able to get IE6 to run in linux using wine. One may ask why would you even want to use IE in linux. Answer: Some websites will only load properly with IE. Otherwise I would never use it just like I rarely use it in Windows. Here is a easy way to get it running on Linux : http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page

How does IE work In linux? Not very well!

PS: I was in no way trying to criticize deya's posting of this event rather I was criticizing the event its self.

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Old 24. Feb 2010, 05:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You did a good post on feedback on K-Meleon. Let's know some of your experience in IE with Wine.
Thanks.

I haven't even decided on a Linux distro yet... spare me .
Well, I think I will pass that onto wdhpr, who has run IE with Wine successfully. I don't wanna go the IE way, no way . But yes, you never know, because as wdhpr says, some sites work only on IE. To use IE with Wine on Linux, sounds like a nightmare .
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...or if it would even influence them to install an alternative browser.
I think certainly it will, as some newbies wouldn't know there're alternatives but it helps if the choice screen is given.
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Old 25. Feb 2010, 04:01 AM   #18 (permalink)
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My preferred browser is Firefox but I don't like it when big
government abuses private enterprise and in my humble
opinion that s what s happening here. Microsoft created
Windows and I think they have the rights to have IE as the
default browser and WE the people should have the right to
choose other browsers if we wanted. I also don't like it
when big government decides that WE the people should
use a browser other than IE, we should be allowed to make
that decision our self's.
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I think certainly it will, as some newbies wouldn't know there're alternatives but it helps if the choice screen is given.
Another way to look at this. Does the developer of a software product have the responsibility to advertise a competitors product?

Will McDonalds have to advertise Burger kings value meals?


I understand the monopoly argument, in that Microsofts large market share may result in preventing peoples awareness of alternatives.

My opinion is that the manner in which this was handled. Smacks of social engineering and so at what point does social engineering reach its limits?
Where does personal responsibility end and big brothers begin?

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Old 25. Feb 2010, 05:45 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Another way to look at this. Does the developer of a software product have the responsibility to advertise a competitors product?

Will McDonalds have to advertise Burger kings value meals?
Personally I think the key point here is whether Internet Explorer should be considered as part of the OS? How about Media Player, Screen Capture, Screen Saver, Archiver, Image Viewer, Image Editor, Document Viewer, Document Editor? What happens if one day Office is included as part of the OS?

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