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: choice
by r_a_trip on Mon 26th Jan 2009 14:20 UTC in reply to "choice"
r_a_trip
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I'd say letting them get IE with their purchase and then later telling them about possible replacements is a better way.

Yeah, in an ideal world this would be the way to go. In the world we live in, most people will listen to the recommendations, hear "blah blah blah" and then go looking for that "blue E internet thing" on the desktop.

The only way to force diversity is making everybody choose upfront what browser they want. It will mostly mean that 80% say IE, but the brave 20% that choose differently might make a difference.

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