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Google & Firefox, and now “Explorer Destroyer” April 27, 2006

Posted by fukumimi in IT.

Google is prominently pushing Firefox (for now in the US only) as reported by Gen and at Spread Firefox.

 [I see that John Battelle also covers it here]

US IE users will see this screen when they visit Google.com.

The download has Google Toolbar bundled as a default, but I assume you can remove it if you really want.

Now, a rather more proactive approach is being taken by a group going under the not so subtle name of Explorer Destroyer.

A group of "politically-oriented" open source activists have teamed up with Google, to incentivise site owners to prompt their viewers to switch to Firefox. They have put up scripts and instructions to make this feature addition relatively painless.

Site owners will get $1 for each new Firefox user referred.
If I were being cynical, I would suggest that Google might have another sub-plot, i.e. to increase AdSense registrations which could subsequently be targetted to run AdSense ads on the site…



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