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6 June, 2005

Put the boot in while they're down

I'm happy with Firefox, so hadn't paid much attention to the release of Netscape 8, but there is one amusing detail to note.

It seems that installing the updated browser accidentally (of course!) disables functionality in Internet Explorer.  What a shame.  Microsoft recommend removing Netscape until a fix has been discovered.  Yeah; right.  How about taking the opportunity to just dump Inert Exploder?

I discovered this issue via The Register, at which a correspondent makes the point that:

Netscape 8 disables an application installed on your machine without your express permission, which may collect your personal data (without your permission) and redirect your browser on certain occasions (without your permission).
So Netscape have entered the anti-spyware market?

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