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 kfet on Fri 12th Jun 2009 15:00 UTC
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This is not going to magically level the playing field but is a very welcome step in the right direction!

Now if MS were to drop altogether the hideous thing that IE is, we might finally get a web, the way it should have been in the first place.

PS. Firefox's market share is still being trashed by IE, the article above is based on false assumptions. IE *is* getting pushed forcibly down the users' throats. "40% in some EU countries" - couldn't have picked something less meaningful.

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