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Google Chrome nows comes as the default browser for some computers

Posted By Ashraf On November 6, 2009 @ 7:44 PM In Tips 'n Tricks | 28 Comments

As Lee Matthews of DownloadSquad.com recently discovered [1], Google has stuck deals with some OEMs (OEMs are companies like Dell, Sony, HP, Gateway, Toshiba, etc.) to ship computers with Google Chrome preinstalled. To make things more juicy, the Chrome icon is put on the desktop and is pinned to the taskbar for Windows 7. Chrome is also set as the default browser in place of Internet Explorer. Ouch.

You know what this means, right? Now instead of using Internet Explorer to download Firefox on a new computer, I may have to use Chrome to download Firefox =P. Unless of course I buy a computer from a seller in the European Union in which case I can have fun with Microsoft’s browser ballot system. Gun-ho democracy. Or is it capitalism?  Socialism? Communism? Ugh; I knew I should of paid attention in my government class.

What are everyone’s thoughts on the matter?


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