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Re: [News] Google Promote Firefox, Again

__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Wednesday 26 April 2006 16:00 \__

> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  wrote
> on Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:22:27 +0100
> <1308200.JQsJDScN1V@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node/23155
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Thanks to the marketing team at Google, Firefox is the first third
>> | party product to be featured on Google's homepage. For now, only IE
>> | users in the US will see the promo.
>> `----
> Interesting.  I have four different browsers up on Linux.
> Only true IE6 shows the extra prompt; even Opera
> masquerading as IE just shows Google.
> This is going to get ... messy.  Will Microsoft sue Google?
> (And for what?)

Sue them?!?! Over what? Pointing out some true facts? Spreading tidbits which
are otherwise hard to install in the minds of large audiences?

Many sites display prompts and disclaimers that clearly say: X, Y, and Z are
unsupported browsers that may not render pages proprely. So, it's about time
more sites took advantage of the whole rich spectrum offered and supported
by (X)HTML/CSS specifications and declared that IE6 is not supported when
it's too bug-ridden to cope with the burden. Instead, bug give up on Web
design niceties or spend a helluva lot of time creating hacks for a
closed-source browser, which can be hard.

Best wishes,


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