Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Google Spams SpreadFirefox to IE Users
I don't understand the fact that since I use Internet Explorer 7 with Google as my home page that I must be subject to Firefox Spam. Will this ever end? I woke up this morning to this screen as my default Google Search page in IE:
I checked Firefox 126.96.36.199 and you get the normal default Google Search Page and the same in Opera 9.0 Beta. Neither had any Spam. Thinking this was in retaliation to some "dirty" Microsoft trick, I checked MSN Search with Firefox and found no Spam to install Internet Explorer or an image to some Internet Explorer Propaganda Site. Google really needs to rethink where it is going here. Getting in bed with the Propaganda that SpreadFirefox pushes is bad for business IMO. I would recommend Google check the facts before they continue down this road. I'm using IE 7 which already has Tabs and you can get Tabs for IE 6 with the MSN Toolbar. That leaves Security... well I don't have any security problems with IE 7 and never had any with IE 6. As for Firefox's Security, it is nothing to get excited over.
Regardless IE Users who choose to use Google should not be subjected to this level of Spam and Propaganda. I just want my search page back or does Google really want people switching to MSN Search?
Not Surprisingly the Fanboys over at Digg.com wasted no time exploiting this for more publicity straight to the front page. While they make sure to bury any criticism. Business as usual.
Update (4-27-06) - And like that it is gone :)
Update (4-30-06) - Here we go again, now they made it smaller :(