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[News] Free Software Browsers and Opera Complain About Lack of Punishment for IE Crimes

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Browsers and Opera Complain About Lack of Punishment for IE Crimes
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 19:57:39 +0000
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How could Microsoftâs Proposed Browser Ballot be More Effective?

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| Another important factor is how much physical space on 
| the ballot each item is designated. The current design 
| runs into some problems with designated space per item, 
| swayed in favor of IE. For instance, in the current 
| design:
| - The user must double-click on an Internet Explorer 
| icon, labeled âInternet Explorerâ, to launch the ballot
| - The ballot appears within Internet Explorer browser 
| chrome
| - Internet Explorer is mentioned repeatedly within the 
| ballot, Bing is shown as the default search engine, and 
| the IE logo appears as a favicon multiple times
| The current space allocation for IE is roughly 3.35 
| times as much as the other browsers.


Report: Browser makers contest Microsoft browser ballot deal

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| Opera Software, which sparked the investigation into 
| Microsoft's bundling of Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla 
| and Google will each send separate letters to the 
| European Commission suggesting changes to the proposal 
| put forward by Microsoft last summer, said the 
| newspaper.
| "We hope the commission is open to fixing the remedy," 
| Hakon Wium Lie, Opera's chief technology officer, told 
| the New York Times Wednesday. "It is a once-in-a-
| lifetime opportunity to make sure there is a working 
| market for browsers. I don't think we are going to get 
| another chance."



,----[ Quote ]
| From: Bill Gates
| Sent: Saturday, December 05, 1998 9:44 AM
| To: Bob Muglia (Exchange); Jon DeVaan; Steven Sinofsky
| Cc: Paul Mariz
| Subject: Office rendering
| One thing we have got to change is our strategy -- allowing Office
| documents to be rendered very well by OTHER PEOPLES BROWSERS is one of the
| most destructive things we could do to the company.
| We have to stop putting any effort into this and make sure that Office
| documents very well depends on PROPRIETARY IE capabilities.
| Anything else is suicide for our platform. This is a case where Office has
| to to destroy Windows.

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