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Re: sense of packaging firefox' addons?



Andrew Farris wrote:
Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
The Firefox addon update system is far from awesome when you're the one
who has to install and update Firefox extensions manually on a pool of
systems because users don't bother (additionally that's one reason
Firefox fares so bad in the enterprise — geek-oriented installation
system without any provision for centralised management).

And this argument really does not hold water. Unless I'm missing something, the extension deployment system in IE7 is nearly identical to Firefox, so I think the realistic reason firefox does not fair well in the enterprise is because it lacks support for activex sites (among other things microsoftish), and many businesses contract out internal web application development to.. cheap activex sites.


Really? Last I checked activex was used pretty much exclusively for virus transfer (oh, and the windows flash plugin).

--CJD


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