Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:54 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with its commitments to offer users a browser choice screen enabling them to easily choose their preferred web browser. In 2009, the Commission had made these commitments legally binding on Microsoft until 2014. In today's decision, the Commission finds that Microsoft failed to roll out the browser choice screen with its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from May 2011 until July 2012. 15 million Windows users in the EU therefore did not see the choice screen during this period. Microsoft has acknowledged that the choice screen was not displayed during that time." Burn.
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by ilovebeer on Wed 6th Mar 2013 18:03 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

I think it's ridiculous anyone thinks users need a dedicated browser choice screen in the first place. If the default browser that comes bundled with your OS isn't for you, download an alternative and install it. A monkey wouldn't have any problem doing that.

What's next, will OS makers be forced to bundle every possible browser along with the OS? Why stop there? How about media players, ftp clients, ssh clients, image viewers, solitaire, you name it.

Some of this stuff is fruitier than a mai tai.

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