Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2007 22:10 UTC
Legal Opera, based in Norway, announced Thursday that it had filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission, alleging that Microsoft is abusing its dominant position by bundling IE with the Windows operating system. Opera also claimed that Microsoft is hindering interoperability by not following accepted open Web standards. Microsoft struck back Friday, indicating that it would not willingly unbundle IE from Windows. "We believe the inclusion of the browser into the operating system benefits consumers, and that consumers and PC manufacturers are already free to choose to use any browsers they wish," a Microsoft representative said. "Internet Explorer has been an integral part of the Windows operating system for over a decade and supports a wide range of Web standards."
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RE: Doesn't everyone do this?
by pashar on Tue 18th Dec 2007 06:53 UTC in reply to "Doesn't everyone do this?"
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It could be installed by an OEM, or a computer-competent relative that would handle your computer.

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RE[2]: Doesn't everyone do this?
by Coxy on Tue 18th Dec 2007 09:01 in reply to "RE: Doesn't everyone do this?"
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So, basically, a browser would come with the os. Sort of like now, only instead of ms picking the browser, an oem does it. How's that any better?

Or is every browser in the world going to be installed? So that no one thinks their browser is being side-stepped? What if I don't want my oem's choice of browser? Are they going to ask people to select from a list? I guess then we'd see how many people care about browsers by how man opt for ie. I doubt many people would bother picking anything else.

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Sort of like now, only instead of ms picking the browser, an oem does it. How's that any better?

If you find it is causing harm, or is a security hole, or an inlet for ads, you can uninstall it.

This is the critical bit ... you can uninstall it.

You can. You get to say. YOU. The machine owner. Your say as to what software your machine ends up running.

Get it?

Are we getting it yet?

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