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Comment: The bug (Score 5, Informative) 234 234

Here's the bug in question, filed about 2 weeks ago:
Seems like someone looked at it, prioritized and classified it (eg pri-2, internals-cookies).
What's the big deal? It's just a bug that needs to get fixed, not a huge conspiracy by Google.

Comment: Re:Bing vs Google (Score 1) 468 468

Now if the big news sites suddenly drop from Google but can be found via Bing, people are going to change there.

Google has the ability to get exclusive deals done too. They could for example approach some of News Corps biggest competitors, e.g. Financial Times and CNN. I'm sure Rupert Murdoch realizes this too and will ultimately stay away from the Microsoft deal.

Comment: Re:huh? Where's the market? (Score 1) 236 236

1) It's not only for IE6. Not everyone using IE are forced to use it. Many are simply content with IE or just can't be bothered installing something else. 2) They don't have to know about the plugin beforehand. When they try to access a page requesting Chrome Frame they will be prompted if they want to install it.

Comment: Re:Is this just a programming exercise? (Score 1) 239 239

It's just a fraction of all IE users who's not allowed to install / use a different browser. Most of them can, but simply can't be bothered to do it. It's much easier to convince someone to click a button and install a plugin than it is to get them to install a whole different browser.

Comment: NetApplications vs StatCounter (Score 1) 575 575

I really wish this was true, but StatCounter's numbers seem a bit dodgy, with big swings in market share for no apparent reason. Example: NetApplications number are more stable; yesterdays market share for all IE versions was 63.47%, which is still a drop, but less dramatic.

I'm still waiting for the advent of the computer science groupie.