Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 17:36 UTC
Internet & Networking After long negotiations and back and forths between the EU, Microsoft, and other browser makers, Microsoft's browser ballot proposal has been amended and offered up for debate yet again by the EU; this time around, it will actually be tested out by consumers. A number of changes have been made since the first proposal, so let's take a look.
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Warning: Troll Post
by google_ninja on Wed 7th Oct 2009 19:07 UTC
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I know this is a troll post but i can't help it.

The market was skewed for a very long time, but in the last few years has begun to correct itself. The EU choosing this time to intervene shows a profound lack of understanding on their part.

Internet Explorer is only a monopoly in corporate intranets at this point, and a browser ballot will have absolutely no effect on that.

And why is opera the one calling the shots? At 2% market share it is hard to reason out why they are even on the ballot in the first place. Also, why is opera trying to compete based on litigation? Firefox is pushing 25% at this point, they did it in a far more hostile market then currently exists, and they are not constantly in the news trying crush their competition through lobbying government. Google has managed to accomplish more in a year with chrome then opera has in the last 13, and without the lobby groups.

The fact that the EU is choosing now to do this shows a profound lack of understanding. The fact that they are even listening to a company that has failed in a market where others have succeeded shows a lack of judgement. And the fact that they are regulating a market that is thriving right now shows a lack of competence.

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