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Re: Two MSIE 6.0/7.0 NULL pointer crashes
From: T Biehn <tbiehn () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:15:01 -0500

"Do you really want to be buying
an entire operating system from somebody who just admitted they can't even
produce a workable browser with all their resources?"

Valdis makes the novice assumption that people consider valuations of
this sort when buying the newest iteration of Microsoft products. The
idea that consumers would actually consider an alternative to what is
an effectively locked in platform is laughable. The suggestion that
they might find such a move to be of any relevance or impact on their
purchasing decision is insane.


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:
On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:38:34 EST, James Matthews said:

Why doesn't microsoft throw some of it's weight behind Mozilla and ditch IE
forever. It doesn't suit their image.

Unfortunately, the PR doesn't work that way.  Do you really want to be buying
an entire operating system from somebody who just admitted they can't even
produce a workable browser with all their resources?

(Note this works differently in the Linux world, where the kernel crew doesn't
even pretend to write browsers, and the Firefox crew *just* does browsers, and
somebody else *just* does OpenOffice, and distros (for the most part) just worry
about integration issues, and everybody only claims to do their little part
well)

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