Tying mice?

greenspun.com : LUSENET : MS-DOJ : One Thread

Did we decide last week that MS wasn't tying mice to the OS?

I don't know, but it seems fishy to me that installing Service Pack 4 on Windows NT 4.0 broke the scrolling feature of my Logitech mouse. The scroll wheel worked before I added SP4, stopped working when I installed the upgrade, and works again when I remove the SP. If they're trying to hint that I should get a MS Intellipoint mouse, they'll have to try (tie?) harder.

On another note, does anyone know how long the MS website has been billing IE as a "Windows Update"? See the download page or the page header on the IE page.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 1998


IE an unpgrade to Netscape Communicator?


What browser were you using when you accessed http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/download/default.asp ?

The web page detects which browser you are using and tells you. Then, even if it wasn't a version of IE, it recommends that you "upgrade" to IE.

I decided not to download the Internet Explorer 4.01 "upgrade" to Netscape.

Here's what the web page looked like to me:

Current Browser You appear to be running

Netscape Communicator 4.07

A new version of Internet Explorer is available. If you would like to upgrade please follow the instructions provided below. To see a list of other software, click the Other Options button at the bottom of the page.

Recommended Upgrade

Internet Explorer 4.01 with Service Pack 1 ...

-- Anonymous, October 30, 1998

IE upgrade

This is the graphic I was referring to:
Microsoft Internet Explorer

The page itself invites me to "upgrade" Netscape. I had noticed the change first on the MS downloads page.

-- Anonymous, October 30, 1998

Moderation questions? read the FAQ