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siljaline
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[FireFox] Firefox now available with added MSN

Not that I would ever touch this with a ten foot pole

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The Firefox web browser is now available in an MSN-customised version for users who prefer Microsoft's Bing search engine and want MSN as their home page. The new version comes a year after the Mozilla and Microsoft partnership produced Firefox with BING
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Gone Fishing
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[FireFox] Firefox now available with added MSN


Bing

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carpetshark3
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MSN now blocked by FW.

Bing already is. Has been for 2 years.



siljaline
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reply to Gone Fishing

Thanks for this, I'm the better knowing how to handle such an app if someone were to approach me with a query as how to handle the actual guts of the Browser.

Being an old IE MVP, I'm still getting a handle an all things Moz Thanks to carpetshark3 See Profile for feeback and screengrabs.

Appreciated.



ZZZZZZZ
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Re: [FireFox] Firefox now available with added MSN

Why would anyone want this?

What's so hard about changing those options manually....if you so choose?
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carpetshark3
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What's so hard about FX giving us a custom install of just the features we want instead of cramming it all in and making us use about:config?



Racerbob
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Once again, I do not see the issue with this. Seems that if you want the MSN version that you have to download that one and install it ? I do think that there would be some folks who do want this. Yes, it is a dumbed down version, but if Microsoft is helping the Mozilla people out with $$$$ to continue developing Firefox, then I am all for it.



siljaline
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It's the branding and security implications (read thread) that bother me. It's $$$ bottom line bloat _



siljaline
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reply to carpetshark3

If Moz is in bed with Facebook and MS, why don't they have a pick and choose features, that would work for me.



Racerbob
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said by siljaline:

If Moz is in bed with Facebook and MS, why don't they have a pick and choose features, that would work for me.

Nobody is forcing anyone to enable the Facebook feature on Firefox and nobody is forcing anyone to install the MSN stuff. There is a choice to be made here by people who use Firefox. Nothing is being enabled by default and the MSN Firefox cannot be allowed to be installed unless you click on it to do so. Seems that this MSN/Bing deal is like an extension.


Ian
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reply to siljaline

So somebody decided that demographic of people who were smart enough not to use IE, yet would use Bing and MSN was large enough to create specific coding for? How many dozens?



siljaline
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Or less, and that's on Hockey night, at best ( ° °)



Santa Fe
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reply to siljaline

I don't mind MSN so much, it's MSG I can't stand.
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