Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 13:55 UTC
Internet Explorer Yesterday, Microsoft dropped a bomb by announcing that all versions of Windows 7 released in Europe would ship without Internet Explorer pre-installed. This was in answer to the EU antitrust investigation currently under way regarding possible illegal bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. The first reactions to this news are coming in, with Opera and the EU both lamenting the move.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 12th Jun 2009 14:08 UTC
Kroc
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2005-11-10

A pop up to choose a browser is no good, how can people truly choose, if they don't try first?

IE/Firefox/Safari & Opera are already free downloads for anybody to try, and people are already choosing browsers.

Firefox's marketshare going from 0 to >50% in places like Indonesia prooves that Opera is talking a load of claptrap and just want an easy bundled ride, even if IE & Firefox have to travel in the front with them.

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I think IE should be bundled, but the default home page should be a google search for "Get a web browser".

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