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Thursday, December 22nd, 2005, 7:33 am

The Era of Bundled Open Source

Firefox in the dock
Milestone reached: Firefox to be pre-installed rather than downloaded

EARLIER this week I mentioned Blake Ross; The context: the demise of the Windows brand name. Apart from this thought-inspiring quote from Blake, I now come to discover that Hewlett-Packard began bundling Netscape. More recently it was confirmed that Dell pre-install Firefox in the UK.

Next milstone: OpenOffice bundling with all desktops and laptops. This would enable users to work on documents and spreadsheets ‘out of the box’.

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