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Old 12-11-2011, 02:23 PM   #31
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You see, there is no simple answer, it's complicated,

http://www.technobuffalo.com/interne...on-make-money/
If the answer was simple, I wouldn't be wasting your time on my question.

That was an interesting read, even if it only touched the tip of the iceberg.

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Ever heard of the Windows N editions?
Never did, thank you. So it turns out someone did get the idea "if we managed to sue them about internet browser, then why don't we...".

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You're questioning really basic things that everybody accepts as granted, which is good IMO
I used to consider independent thinking as a virtue, but not anymore. It's a social handicap. People like being dumb sheep, anyone who breaks from the crowd - by not blindly following fads or swallowing all the bullsh*t spit out by the media - gets quickly ostracized.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:30 PM   #32
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Another example how they make money by annoying us:
http://www.google.com/ads/

I'ts a link to google, but they ALL do it.

....even here on AB, in case you hadn't noticed the ads ....
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:47 PM   #33
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As much as I hate IE, it never crashed in the few years I used it.
Actually, old IE (IE6, I think) that shipped with Windows installation don't like newest Flash, and often crashed on page with it.

But yes, it was fixed in IE7 and later.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:45 PM   #34
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Is that not sarcasm, ser?
It is either 1) not sarcasm or 2) sarcasm in retaliation to Japo sarcasm.

Why would that be wrong for me and not for others?

Oh, I forgot. You guys don't like me. I did relinquish my modship only so I could actually say things like this without having the whole site blaming me for "arguing with staffers"...
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:13 PM   #35
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I'll have you know I don't dislike you, you smoky buzzard :wub: X3
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:55 PM   #36
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http://www.technobuffalo.com/interne...on-make-money/
Even if the article doesn't cover everything, it's a good reading.
Mozilla is an interesting case because it's privileged by its foundation ("non-profit") status. Such incorporations are granted various tax breaks, by laws originally aimed at favoring charities and churches over apparently evil, parasitic profiteers.

The big catch is that the goals of the Mozilla Foundation, that make it eligible for a favorable tax status, translate exclusively into promoting its own products. BTW it could be argued that this catch applies to every non-profit organization, including churches and charities.
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Old 14-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #37
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You probably mean in FF 4. I never even heard of this before and it certainly never happened to me. In fact I'm even surprised to hear about it... O_o
I don't know since which version the Crash Reporter is implemented, but before, the crashes were there as well, just without the Crash Reporter.


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Actually, old IE (IE6, I think) that shipped with Windows installation don't like newest Flash, and often crashed on page with it.
I used IE only till IE5, I think.
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Old 14-11-2011, 08:14 PM   #38
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IE6 is pretty slow on some pages now, though it does work ok with Flash for me. In fact, when some earlier version of Firefox, 5 or 6, had some weird issues with Flash, IE6 helped me out until newer versions of Firefox came out.
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Old 14-11-2011, 09:12 PM   #39
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A plugin may crash and cause the browser to crash without the latter being necessarily to blame.

It's very possible to experience differences in IE and others, as they all use the same Netscape plugin platform, except for IE which doesn't support it and uses its own ActiveX (COM) plugins. Of course all this is considered legacy now with HTML5 (and possibly .NET Silverlight in IE).
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Old 18-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #40
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Before reading this thread I'm pretty sure I was unaware of this, being a privileged American and all:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/ff606439

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The Browser Choice update is a software update for Windows that Microsoft is required to distribute in Europe as part of legal Commitments to the European Commission. The Browser Choice update is designed to inform customers who currently have Internet Explorer set as the default browser on their computers of the other web browsers available to them.
So Microsoft is legally obligated to tell Europeans that there are other browsers out there besides IE? Now I don't know whether to laugh or be saddened that you folks in Europe don't have access to search engines. Seriously, how do you find anything on the Internet without them?

How does the Browser Choice thing work, BTW? Every time you open IE, does Clippy pop up and say, "It looks like you're browsing the Web, mon ami. Are you aware that there are other browsers besides Microsoft Internet Explorer?" I hope he's wearing a beret; I really do.
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