Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2007 18:31 UTC, submitted by abdavidson
Legal "Opera Software filed a complaint with the European Commission yesterday which is aimed at giving consumers a genuine choice of Web browsers. The complaint describes how Microsoft is abusing its dominant position by tying its browser, Internet Explorer, to the Windows operating system and by hindering interoperability by not following accepted Web standards. Opera has requested the Commission to take the necessary actions to compel Microsoft to give consumers a real choice and to support open Web standards in Internet Explorer."
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TLZ_
Member since:
2007-02-05

Despite being a major Opera-fan I don't really support the unbundeling . I actually think MS should be allowed to include whatever software they want with their OS. It's their OS and IE is to them a part of windows, just like Safari/Webkit to a certain extent is a part of OS X.

I think it's great that the PC's come with IE, this makes it so easy for me to tune into opera.com and download Opera on a re-installed PC. ;)

However, I think that it's great that they want to pressure MS to support webstandars. With IE7 it seems like they're at least going in the right direction. Hopefully this pressure will speed things up.

When I'm making websites whatever works in Firefox works in Opera and vica versa, but IE always breaks it. I really hope this will get MS to fix their horrible browser.

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"When I'm making websites whatever works in Firefox works in Opera and vica versa, but IE always breaks it. I really hope this will get MS to fix their horrible browser."

Actually IE7 should not break your websites. It is quite funny though to look at a website designed to standards in both IE6 and IE7. In IE7 things display as they do in Firefox, but in IE6 they are all off. IE7 supports most of the current CSS standards properly, though it does still have issues.

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hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

Opera is not asking that computers come without a browser. They are asking for actual choice to be offered.

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