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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RE: So Amusing...
by libray on Fri 12th Jun 2009 14:46 UTC in reply to "So Amusing..."
libray
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2005-08-27

On new windows installs, I use IE to first download either Opera or Firefox depending on my mood then I switch. I know there are other choices and take advantage of that. Back in the early days of the consumer ridden internet, vendors such as Prodigy and AOL paid MS to include their software as a menu of sorts. I didn't like that in the end but it made things simpler.

We thankfully don't have that anymore and MS does not have to include any browser, nor should they preinstall links to any mom-and-pop browser that thinks MS is unfair by providing IE. I'm an opera fan, but this crying I'm not in favor of.

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