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[2]: IE is doomed
by bibe on Sat 13th Jun 2009 09:34 UTC in reply to "RE: IE is doomed"
bibe
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If Micrsoft want IE to have a future, they need to get in the standards game and realise that it's no longer 'my way or the highway', because we developers have decided to take the highway and do things on our terms now.


Supporting and making open standards is great if you have small market share but standardizing OS if you are on the top is strategically very dangerous because it levels the play field and makes other alternatives easier to use. I don't see why Microsoft would want that, having their own interest in mind.

Walking the thin line between the necessary interoperability and exclusive features that tie users to their platform, that's the way MS and Apple too do it. Not a moral issue, just business.

And DirectX and OpenGl may do some same stuff but are fundamentally different approaches.

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