Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jul 2009 21:07 UTC
Windows The browser saga between Microsoft, the EU, and various browser makers just got a new chapter. We all know how the EU and Microsoft are in a legal tussle over the inclusion of Internet Explorer with Windows. Microsoft surprised everyone in June by announcing that Windows 7 would ship without Internet Explorer in Europe, a move it had hoped would silence the EU. The EU and Opera, however, were not impressed, and now Microsoft has caved in to the pressure.
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Comment by merkoth
by merkoth on Fri 24th Jul 2009 21:37 UTC
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The only think I ask from MS regarding IE is to make the damn thing uninstallable. Even if you can't remove the whole thing because of system dependencies, I just don't want it there. No icon, no directories, no updates, no hardcoded call in Live Messenger, etc.

This ballot thing is incredibly stupid, if there's something Firefox did right was to demonstrate that users are willing to switch browsers if they so desire. Then why doesn't Opera get the market share they think they deserve? No idea, honestly, but blaming MS is just lame.

The funny part? Firefox will be the great winner with this ballot thingy. Besides a larger marketshare than Opera, Firefox sports a much larger mindshare. The good news is that they'll need to come up with better excuses.

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