Firefox boss fumes as Apple ‘forces’ Safari upgrade

by admin March 25, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Mozilla CEO John Lilly has hit out at Apple, accusing the company of doing a disservice to Windows users everywhere by including its Safari browser as a default add-on installation in the latest iTunes update, likening it to the way malware is distributed.

In a recent blog post, the head of the foundation behind the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client attacked Apple for including the option to install the browser as a pre-selected default, saying it compromises the security of all users, and the entire Web.

“Apple has made it incredibly easy — the default, even — for users to install ride along software that they didn’t ask for, and maybe didn’t want. This is wrong, and borders on malware distribution practices,” said Lilly in the post.

Full story: ZDNet Australia