Mozilla Man Mauls Windows 7

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Mozilla Man Mauls Windows 7
In a not-so-shocking outburst, Mitchell Baker, chairman (or chairperson apparently) of Firefox maker, Mozilla has declaimed of Windows 7:

"Our initial review suggests this is a blatant use of the Windows operating system to change the market dynamics of browser usage.

"What we've seen so far is a clear example of why and how Microsoft's Windows monopoly damages competition in related products."

This comes about because the recently released free beta of the GUI automatically sets Internet Explorer as the default browser when you choose 'Express Install' even if you've previously used another browser. Microsoft points out that if you choose 'Custom Install' you can choose whichever browser you so wish.

Mozilla and Opera have responded by saying that 'Custom Install' is too complicated for most people... the battle rolls on.
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Daz 8 May 2009 15:14
1/8
but even if you do express if you download one of the other browsers when you install it you can set it so that becomes the default right? so I fail to see a problem
Joji 8 May 2009 17:16
2/8
There is a problem and that is MS fearing the popularity of Firefox. It might seem like nothing to the untrained eye, but back in the day,MS made other similar dick moves, when Netscape Navigator became popular with user,s over Internet Explorer.

What did MS do? They bought Netscape and cannibalised them, since they couldn't beat them as competition. Even so, IE is still crap slow and bogged down with stuff it doesn't need. This is one of many reasons why many don't like MS.

Windows 7, is just another chance for them to play silly beggars, after the Vista debacle.
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Reason 8 May 2009 20:18
3/8
Joji educate yourself... Microsoft did not buy Netscape... AOL did.

Your ranting and Microsoft hate is not letting you think.

Why is Firefox so important that they should be the one that get's install when the express option is selected? I mean when you buy a MAC it comes with Safari... why is Firefox not b!tch!ng about that?

There are currently hundreds of browsers out there... should all of them be install when the user select express install? I should Firefox be the one installed when there is other browser like Safari, Opera, Netscape, Chrome and the list goes on and on...

Would it be easier or better if an OS comes without a browser at all? If so, how do people go about browsing to firefox.com to get the browser? lol!
Nevellin 8 May 2009 20:23
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@Reason
I tottally agree with you.
This is, for me, just a very loud cry of the competition. The 'express install' just uses the default configurantion of the OS, and this means IE7 as default browser (and a lot of other things - WMP as default player, instead of Winamp, etcs).
Nick 8 May 2009 20:48
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Look, I hate IE and I use Firefox, but come on dude... you are being a big cry-baby. Who the f**k cares, if you install Firefox you can set it as your default browser right away. Not a big deal at all.
Joji 8 May 2009 20:49
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Okay Reason, chill. I'm trying to recall stuff from memory, and while this usually works, I'm only human, not a walking wikipedia. Sure, maybe I should have checked there, but I digress.

I'm wrong, so sue me. My point is, Netscape was once in the position, that Firefox is in now, against IE. In response to that, something usually goes wrong in order to undercut the leader.

Did I say I hate MS? No, I said its reasons like this that many develop a loathing of them. I don't like everything they do, but that's natural.
TheBand1t 8 May 2009 22:16
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Oh just shut the hell up Mozilla. You want your browser as default, make your own operating system.
kwertie 9 May 2009 09:19
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The first thing I did when I downloaded Windows 7 was to download Firefox. If people care that much about which browser they use, they can download it, like they did in the first place.
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