Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 17:04 UTC
Internet & Networking Following the EU investigation into Internet Explorer's inclusion in Windows, Microsoft made it possible to "turn off" Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7, by removing the executable and every mention of the browser from the system. According to Opera and Google, this is nice, but not enough.
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Why not have other choices as well?
by Jon Dough on Thu 12th Mar 2009 17:24 UTC
Jon Dough
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2005-11-30

Most computers are bought through OEMs, and those machines are ready to go. Should the EU force every OEM to include a little pop-up window upon first boot where users can make a choice?

Heck, if you're gonna go that far, how about a giving the end-user the choice of what office suite, or even what OS they want installed at first boot up? A custom first-run boot loader that would bring up an OS menu wouldn't be that hard to implement.

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