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: This is ridiculous
by Hae-Yu on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:30 UTC in reply to "This is ridiculous"
Hae-Yu
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I agree with your tone and conclusion, but Opera isn't FOSS. They are a for-profit, private company with closed-source product. You can think of Opera Software like all the other companies at the end of their run that tried to litigate a future, but failed.

I think Microsoft should bundle IE, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome and allow the user to select which one to install. Opera can be safely ignored since its global market share is less than 1% regardless of which metric you use. If questioned why, MS can simply say that browsers with less than 1% are inconsequential; where do they draw the line and include every Tom, Dick and Harry browser?

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