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Cheap tricks by Microsoft, again - Accretions

Fata Morgana
2009-06-17 18:28
Cheap tricks by Microsoft, again
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The Micro$oft homepage today says:



"You'll never find it with old Firefox. So get rid of it, or get lost. ... Ditch the web browser you're using. ... Download Microsoft's best ever browser ... Use the clues and your brilliance ..." -- does this strike anyone else as ridiculously gimmicky and cheap?

"It's not as stupid as it sounds." Ha.
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torpeytude
sbtorpey
2009-06-18 03:00 (UTC)
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Ew.
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Olego
olego
2009-06-18 04:10 (UTC)
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The really amusing thing is that it didn't ever have a message it displayed for "Opera", it just said "browser". :-)
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Olego
olego
2009-06-18 04:10 (UTC)
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(Don't know why I put quotes around Opera.)
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rubrick
rubrick
2009-06-18 06:36 (UTC)
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"Desperate" also springs to mind.

I'll be so happy if it turns out the need to make this IE-only resulted in an exploitable security hole. "You'll never find it with any standards-compliant browser!"
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Sam
etler
2009-06-18 08:39 (UTC)
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It really kills me that there's some amazing stuff coming out of Microsoft Live Labs lately, and then we go and pull crap stunts like this. Meh.
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Matthew Jones
stridera
2009-06-18 08:50 (UTC)
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Hey, I work for Microsoft, thankyouverymuch...

but crap... get rid of firefox? No thanks...
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