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    Hi All

    Not sure if anyone has posted a link to any reviews of the expected XP2 SP2 but here it is

    http://www.arstechnica.com/wankerdes...p2-beta-3.html

    From what I read, while there is extra protection I was hoping to see great protection of the IE Tool bar itself which I didn't see from my brief read of this article

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    Interesting…I think the new plug-in installation dialogue box is a step in the right direction. I was hoping MS would stop plug-ins altogether. The new box may make a dent in drive-by downloads but downloads of free scumware are sure to get past.

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    Cool, looks like they're going in the right direction. The major major changes won't happen until the new Windows (longhorn) is released which is still a ways off. But it looks like they're improving IE6 which is the last standalone browser MS will have. BHO's will have a harder time getting onto user's computers in the future, Bill doesn't like some of them contributing to MS' bad security reputation and making computers unstable. Google knew that toolbars will pretty much be wiped out when Longhorn arrives, one of the reasons they released the Google Deskbar. So if people want this stuff on their computer, they will have to knowingly download it.

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    Hey trust,

    Can you elaborate on why google knows the toolbar will die? I wasn't able to find anythign on this. Will the new IE disalow 3rd party toolbars to be installed?

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    *cough* *cough* mozilla *cough*

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    There's talk about what will happen. From what i've read "Microsoft is planning on bringing search interfaces into Longhorn in a central way." So Google is thinking that MS will somehow make it impossible for the Google Toolbar to exist. MS wants to take over in the search department and try to stop some BHO's. There's lots of articles/speculation on it
    http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum80/376.htm

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...nghorn+deskbar

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...helper+objects

    Will be interesting to see what will happen. But i definetly see Microsoft stepping up on their search and making IE and Windows more secure.

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    Super desktop search & utility tool and it works with both IE and Netscape 7.1. Quick no hassle install and be sure to allow ZoneAlarm access for updates.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
    Will be interesting to see what will happen. But i definetly see Microsoft stepping up on their search and making IE and Windows more secure.
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    Definitely will be interesting. It will be a shame about hte popup blockers. I know of a few very good websites that popup a newsletter signup form and gets good use of of them. I can't think of a way around this but serving the tiel and asking for permission to popup a signup form and/or only block popups from other domains might be an answer? I can still see problems with this but it's better than 100% blockage. I know most peopel including myself hate popups but this could be detrimental to some good content sites.

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    As far as pop-ups i've never had them because i know i hate them and most people hate them. If you have newsletter signup forms popping, now is a good time to just get it somewhere above the fold, look ahead and prepare now. My Google Toolbar shows 4,222 pop ups blocked, i'm sure a lot of them were newsletter sign up pops.

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    Thanks for the tip Trust. I will pass the info on!

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Andrew@CandlePeople.com:
    *cough* *cough* mozilla *cough*

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    Yeah!! Me, too!! Now if the merchants who offer that TERRIFC PSC would just get it fixed to recognize Mozilla browsers, too, I'd be all set.

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    Mozilla Firebird is great, problem is the majority of computer users (our site visitors) use IE, they use whatever is the default browser on their computer.

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    Firebird is cool, it's awesome for doing QC with on sites...but I use IE 99.99% of the day

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