Google and IE7 tizzy

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Blue Velvet, May 2, 2006.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Just been reading about this minor hooha.


    http://ibmwatch.eweek.com/blogs/google_watch/archive/2006/05/02/9531.aspx



    http://www.betanews.com/article/Google_Cries_Foul_Over_IE7_Search_Box/1146590215




    And now...

    http://tech.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1160182.php/Amazon_choose_Microsoft_over_Google




    Your thoughts?
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  2. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    muck ficrosoft
     
  3. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    I've used IE7, and it really isn't that hard to change it. No big deal.


    Steve
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I think Microsoft is trying to pull the same stunt as they always have done, e.g. with Netscape vs IE, Real (or QuickTime) vs VMP, etc. Now they try to squeeze Google and very soon every anti virus and other anti malware company out there. Always by including their own version and trust the wast majority of sheep...æh...users to just start using their software and not even be bothered to look for (better) alternatives... A true monopoly in action... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I thought IE on a PC always defaulted to MSN search anyway. Is this something new or different? I'm not really clued-up about Windows at all.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Me neither... :eek:

    ...but isn't the search box, in it self, a fairly new thing...? I thought that it, along with things like tabbed browsing, were new things with IE7, earlier just available through 3rd party IE addons...
     
  7. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't IE for Mac even have MSN search included in it? Perhaps they were trying to get us.

    BUT: If Apple were to change to their engine or media, would the shoe be on the other foot?
     
  8. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    I'd suggest to Google to hit back and also help the open source community by promoting Firefox on their pages for free.
     

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