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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    [news=http://img317.imageshack.us/img317/9608/untitled35hf.gif]A group of Firefox advocates from Massachusetts is offering website publishers and bloggers $1 for each Internet Explorer visitor to their sites they can convince to switch to the Mozilla Firefox browser.

    Google has recently announced that it will pay websites $1 for each referred download of Firefox it receives via the Google Toolbar. The four anti-Microsoft activists from Massachusetts have developed a series of free scripts that website owners can add to their sites that will detect whether visitors are running Internet Eplorer. Depending on the script, the website will either show a splash page telling them to switch to Firefox or it will put a big switch banner at the top of the page.

    Source: http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/4037/53/
    Homepage: http://www.explorerdestroyer.com/open_letter.php[/news]

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    Now that's going too far.

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    i don't understand.


    i use firefox cause it pwns, not cause i'm a damn hippy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Now that's going too far.

    Maybe Firefox is just looking over their shoulder and Google is "stirring the pot ". But ya does seems low just a marketing ploy what with IE 7 just around the corner .

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    I haven't seen it myself, but from what I've heard Firefox has little to fear.

    Nothing new there then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Now that's going too far.
    Yeah, wouldn't want anyone using marketing techniques against Microsoft, who are well known for playing fair and encouraging competition.


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