OT: Are Microsoft really at it again!

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Thu Jan 13 19:02:20 EST 2011

It's been like that for a long time. I had to download Firefox for Windows from a Mac or other PC that already had Firefox and then copy the installer to the Explorer only desktop. I have no doubts in my own mind about this. 


On Jan 13, 2011, at 3:29 PM, Douglas wrote:

> Remember when Microsoft lost their European court cases about unfair business practices etc.?
> One of the conditions of being allowed to continue to supply Internet Explorer in boxed Windows 7 packs in the EU. was that they would add a "Browser Choice" page that would allow the user to choose any of the big 5 browsers to install on their new setup.
> Nice idea, but I just installed a clean Win7 setup and all the other browsers are available EXCEPT FireFox !
> Clicking on "Install"  just goes to a dead link and the "Tell Me More" button goes to a download page that also uses a dead link!
> (I checked the mozilla sites and they are up and running perfectly OK!)
> How many people think that this is an unfortunate "mistake" on Microsoft's part?
> Maybe the Firefox team decided to shoot themselves by closing a server that they had advertised to Microsoft?
> Or.... How about the Firefox team set up Microsoft to look bad by giving them bad links
> Douglas
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