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[6]: Then Please Tell Us
by steviant on Fri 13th Mar 2009 08:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Then Please Tell Us"
steviant
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I'm not claiming anything except that Microsoft making Internet Explorer removable now doesn't exonerate their past criminal behaviour.

I don't see how this half-baked browser chooser idea is supposed to help consumers either, and I totally agree that Google and Opera are pursuing their own agendas.

However, I also don't see how Microsoft making Internet Explorer removable now somehow undoes a decade of monopoly abuse.

Microsoft deserve to be punished for deliberately and egregiously breaking the law for many years just the same as any other organization or individual would be.

Come to think of it... For an organization that has squashed competition for many years to be forced to give it's competitors a leg up does smack of poetic justice though.

Edited 2009-03-13 08:23 UTC

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