Dell charges £16 TO INSTALL FIREFOX on PCs – Mozilla is miffed

  • 6 March 2014
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The Mozilla Foundation has begun an investigation after tech juggernaut Dell appeared to be asking customers to pay more than £16 ($27) to install its free web browser Firefox on newly purchased Dell kit.

"By not charging, we mean the Mozilla product must be without cost and its distribution (whether by download or other media) may not be subject to a fee, or tied to subscribing to or purchasing a service, or the collection of personal information."
A reader wrote to us to say that Dell had asked if he'd like to fork out £16.25 for the convenience of having Mozilla's browser installed on a new machine he was attempting to purchase.
Sources within Mozilla said they had launched a preliminary consultation with legal teams, but this process was at an early stage.
The source said: "Mozilla is looking into this as it does not comply with terms and conditions policy. I’m afraid we can’t really answer your questions until Mozilla hears from legal teams."
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Saw that - pretty crazy huh?
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I like a lot of other people just do it myself and save the money.
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All those people could give me the money instead of it at half the price...remotely...LOL
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I am just thinking of a great business scheme. I can install Firefox on computers at a discount, poop coffee beans, and make a killing. 
I could call it "Corey's Poop and 'Puter"
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pooter.... LOLz.