Microsoft working to ensure Windows Validation works with Firefox



I’ve got to say, I’m impressed that this is happening. From the IEblog

The core of my team’s job is to make IE7 and Windows Vista so compelling so that people choose our products. The people who work on Windows want you to have a good experience, whether you use IE or not – for example, Windows Media Player has a Firefox plugin. I also recently got a chance to play with a new Firefox plugin that simplifies and improves the Windows validation process on that browser – since, as I said to Scoble a long time ago, it would be arrogant for the people working on a product not to use other products in that category.


They’re essentially working to make the user experience better for web browsers using Firefox trying to access downloads at the Windows Download center. The statement is along the lines that they are trying to make IE7 such that you wouldn’t choose another browser, but they want a Windows users experience to be good whether you use IE7 or Firefox…

I may have to go sit and contemplate this…. I’m impressed to hear this kind of attitude coming from a company that at one time crippled Windows to put up error messages if it was running a competitors version of DOS. Watch out for pigs flying today….

Good job Microsoft.

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