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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by johnnysaucepn on Fri 12th Jun 2009 14:23 UTC
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What you mean to say is that Firefox has managed to scrape together 25% market share *despite* MS's illegal and abusive practices. Opera isn't the only one standing to gain from this - in fact FF stands to gain a great deal more, which is why Mozilla are standing beside them.

What really benefits Opera is more people using things like FF, Safari and Chrome - standards-built browsers becoming standard would suit them down to the ground.

This is another example of MS deliberately threatening to release a crippled product that they know will tank in order to justify their actions.

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