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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Interesting comment from Opera
by lemur2 on Mon 27th Jul 2009 00:19 UTC
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EC decision expected to force IE to better support standards

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/43851

"CTO, HÃ¥kon Wium Lie, feels that today's decision will force Microsoft to make Internet Explorer do a better job of supporting standards, particularly the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)."

One can only hope so. That would be the best outcome for everyone, possibly even for Microsoft.

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