BBC Click browser feature: Apple did not want to comment.

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  1. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    I just watched this weeks episode of Click and they had a feature on MicroSoft being forced to give Windows users a choice of browser rather than just defaulting to Internet Explorer. They asked all of the major browser companies why their browser was the best. Everyone put their argument except Apple for Safari. Why on earth did they pass up an opportunity to push it? Weird eh? :confused:
    This is the programme, but it's not available to those outside the UK, at least not if you don't have a proxy or VPN in the UK.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Apple doesn't really do that well with Safari on Windows.
     
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    Apple usually doesn't give in to hype. They gave their reason why they think people should use Safari, and that's really all they need to do. Sending someone the the BBC studios just to say, "Our Free software is better" seems to be a little overkill.
     
  6. Denarius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I felt that the disinclination to say anything when given a chance to, particularly given that it's basically a chance to say 'it's fantastic' without anybody challenging the point and in the sure knowledge that all of their competitors are doing exactly that about their own product, seems very negative.

    That said, you raise a good point: why is everybody competing so hard to get people to use things that they give away when they know that they have no chance of achieving outright dominance nor revenue from the exercise?
     

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