Flash, Audio, Active X-Controls, Java, & Microsoft
- Hi Scott & Stefan & Others,
If you guys would like to get a class action law suit going
against MS, I'd be happy to help. I could care less about money
other than to cover our costs: lawyer fees, court costs, and the
time spend to gather information (which MS would be paying). I
want them to act like civilized businessmen that play the game
fair (if there is such a thing). <g> Things like this, not
allowing applications to "steal" the focus bringing them to the
front, forced install of their browser, etc. are unethical
practices to say the least. I think it was the Who, and old
British rock group, that said, "We ain't gonna take it, never did
and never will" would be a good motto. ;) Tommy can you hear me?
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>> MS no longer supports the standard for Netscape plug-insScott Wrote:
>> (Flash, Audio) and requires Active X-Controls. Don't ask me
>> what this means, I just read it a couple days ago :-).
>> Yet I don't quite understand what this has to do with the
>> intermediate page anyway ... it doesn't contain any multimedia
>> elements, does it? And if Yes, MSIE shouldn't freeze at all, it
>> just pops up its error message.
>> HTML-group, how do we overcome these new problems with IE? It
>> seems that it no longer supports <OBJECT-embedded multimedia
>> content ... (Not that I'm a great fan of background music for
>> webpages myself :-)) )
>The sad thing is that Microsoft, in their quest to rule the worldHappy Topics,
>even more -- specifically, to make the Internet Microsoft only,
>and to get paid quite literally for every microtransaction on the
>Web -- really don't give a hoot about users. To make literally
>millions of Web pages unavailable is simply a bullyish, arrogant
>thing to do, and a real inconvenience to users. You can
>theoretically download and enable your own Java implementation,
>but that's not something my mom is going to do. Microsoft's claim
>that Java is a security risk -- but somehow ActiveX isn't -- is
>just bunk. And their claim that they removed Java as a result of
>the legal wrangling with Sun is also bogus. Sun wants Java in IE;
>they just want Microsoft to keep it compatible, open, and without
>Windows-only hooks. Unfortunately for all of us, Microsoft's tack
>is that if they can't own it, they'll do their best to kill it.
>Sorry. Their dropping of Java and Netscape-style plugins is just
>such a maddening, usurious, nasty tactic that it really ticks me
>Please pardon my rant. And please use something other than IE.
>Let your voice be heard.
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