Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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RE: How typical
by Matzon on Mon 26th Jan 2009 12:28 UTC in reply to "How typical"
Matzon
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2005-07-06

And what if I DO NOT WANT TO BE ABLE TO CHOOSE?

Buy the commercial version - its only the OEMs that are being forced.

Or what if I do not want to make that decision?

So someone else is better at telling you which software you should use? I would assume you would be the best one to make that choice?

And what if I want my browser INCLUDED in my OS?

it IS included, you just have to choose which to use.

Its similar to choosing write.exe or notepad.exe - instead of being forced to only use write.exe

of course one could argue that several application could have the same issue, which is why Microsoft has the 'Set program access and defaults' option. They just need to run it in the installation.

That said, I think that only a limited number of people would understand the choice given: Please choose your browser: (a) (b) (c). How many products should be listed? How would "normal" people know the difference?

Edited 2009-01-26 12:28 UTC

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