PCPro has published a mini interview with Firefox architect Mike Connor regarding the whole EU case against Microsoft.
What he mentioned was the fact the they don’t want Firefox to be bundled with Windows.
Some of the highlights from that story:
“My personal view is that it’s not the right outcome,” he said. “The choice [when
installing Windows] would be weird. There’s no good UI [user interface] for that.”
Connor also attacked Opera’s claims that bundling harms competition. “Opera’s asserting something that’s provably false,” Connor said, referring to Firefox’s ever improving market share, which now stands at just over 20% worldwide. “It’s asserting that bundling leads to market share. I don’t know how you can make the claim with a straight face,” he said.
Probed on why Opera had failed to gain significant market share, while Firefox continues to grow, Connor said the browser was over-complicated. “The feedback I get is it’s a little too heavy, it’s a geeky browser,” he said. “Opera’s problem is that it works, but it doesn’t stay out of the way. There’s a little too much to distract you from the content.”
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