__/ [B Gruff] on Sunday 18 December 2005 18:08 \__
> I have now seen umpteen references to the rumour that Dell is now trialling
> the pre-installation of Firefox 1.5 it's machines in the U.K.
> Anybody know anything about it (the rumour that is, not Firefox or Dell)?
I suspect that some vendors already have Firefox shipped among their 'fac-
tory defaults'*. I see more and more computers (often newly-bought) with
Firefox installed. Whether it is downloaded shortly after the purchase, I
can't tell and I never ask. It would be most surprising if it came from
Dell because of their special relationship with Microsoft. I guess they
must give people what they want. Imagine the impact of treating OpenOffice
(*) KDE-based distributions had similar dilemmas with Konqueror and Firefox,
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