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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RE[4]: Then Please Tell Us
by steviant on Fri 13th Mar 2009 05:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Then Please Tell Us"
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You don't seem to get it either. You can remove IE8 from Windows 7 so your arguement is moot.

That's not the way it works when you break the law; It's like a burglar promising not to break into any more houses... Even if he keeps his promise, he hasn't given back what he stole, and he should still be punished for what he's done in the past.

The same principle applies to Microsoft, making the browser removable after years of tying doesn't undo the damage done by their use of a monopoly in one market to enter another, and doesn't mean that they won't do the same thing again the next time a new market opens up.


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