__/ [ Phil Da Lick! ] on Wednesday 26 April 2006 12:19 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> ,----[ 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.
> While the wintards will scream in outrage at this it is no different to
> M$ promoting IE or msn on their search. Indeed, it is no different to ie
> coming up as your browser when you access your hotmail account from msn
> messenger even though your default browser is set to firefox.
There are also bindings between Outlook (Express), Hotmail/MSN, and MSN
> Google also have the right to promote a secure standards based browser
> on their home page. If ie wasnt so broken perhaps it would be ie that
> was promoted.
There interests, however, are driven by threat. They have a healthy
relationship with DMOZ, which feeds the Google Directory and they have that
search bar in Firefox, as well.
Roy S. Schestowitz | Linux: the most popular, but not most widespread
http://Schestowitz.com | SuSE Linux ¦ PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
12:15pm up 3 days 21:26, 9 users, load average: 0.95, 0.88, 0.90
http://iuron.com - help build a non-profit search engine