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    Skriker V1.0

    Why do Microsoft advertise IE9, Just back from Cinema and seen a two minute advert for IE9, Do Microsoft care what browser you use as long as your running Windows?

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    magicalclick

    so why would Google care to advertise Chrome when you can use Google.com from all major browsers? 

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Minh

    yes. You control the browser, you control the default search provider. Google pays Firefox $150 million a yr to set themselves up as the default search provider.

    It used to be that if you control the browser, you control the HTML standards. Not so much no more

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    JoshRoss

    I think there is a perception that Internet Explorer is the worst thing ever. If Microsoft can polish that coprolite, it will make Windows seem more attractive.

    -Josh

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    evildictait​or

    , Minh wrote

    It used to be that if you control the browser, you control the HTML standards. Not so much no more

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHATWG

    I think you'll find that the HTML standards are controlled primarilly by Google, Apple, the Mozilla Foundation and to a lesser extent Microsoft these days.

    Is it just a massive coincidence that they almost exactly match the major browser vendors of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer?

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