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Re: [Full-disclosure] Two MSIE 6.0/7.0 NULL pointer crashes

From: T Biehn <tbiehn_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 18:15:01 GMT
To: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu


"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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