Who wants to install spyware?

by Volker Weber

Maybe this is holding up adoption of Internet Explorer 7.


Perhaps they thought the spiffy lens flare on the dialog box would distract you from the privacy intrusion.

Jeff Chausse, 2006-11-05

Wow, that's not even a good lens flare.

Better see Chris Linfoot's article before proceeding.

Eric Parsons, 2006-11-05

I think incompatibility to Mac OS X is holding me back.

Moritz Petersen, 2006-11-05

Well, Eric, my article has less to do with privacy than one other factor - the deep embedding of the browser in the base OS, leading to unexpected and unintended consequences for some third party, non-browser apps...

Chris Linfoot, 2006-11-05

Lexware has also warned their customers not to "upgrade" to IE7. It appears that too many ISVs have built their application on Internet Explorer, only to see them fail when a new version comes out.

Volker Weber, 2006-11-05

I cannot install IE 7 cause I am not using original xp ..

Hans Meyer, 2006-11-05

Also Spyware ist das für mich nicht. Genuine Advantage gibts ja auch nicht gerade erst seit gestern -- ist doch nur die logische Fortsetzung der Produktaktivierung. Früher konnte sich M$ die Raubkopien halt noch leisten, heute dämmen sie sie allmählich ein. Was ich legitim finde...

Thomas Cloer, 2006-11-05

>I cannot install IE 7 cause I am not using original xp ..

Oooooh - better be careful before those lawyer gnomes find you... Stuff like this keeps floating around for years on the internet you know...

Alex Boschmans, 2006-11-06

Alex, why do you think Hans is using a pirate version of XP? Did he say he's using XP at all?

For me, Firefox 2.0 and many issues with IE in general keep me away from IE 7. I haven't used IE as a regular browser in ages, only few sites which don't work in other browsers but which I need for work make me use IE...

Ragnar Schierholz, 2006-11-06

Ragnar, unfortunatly the only reasons for using IE in the last year are some of the IBM sites. Otherwise I would not have used it in ages, too.

Alexander Kluge, 2006-11-06

I installed IE7, and simply don't like it. It's just awkward to me.

Charles Robinson, 2006-11-06

I just love how IE 7 comes up in the Auto Update list along with all of the critical security patches.

Mike Jeppesen, 2006-11-06

Thank you, Ragner :-)

Hans Meyer, 2006-11-07

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