Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Jan 2009 20:57 UTC
Opera Software Last week, news got out that Microsoft had been charged with breaking competition laws by the European Commission. The EU stated that Microsoft has broken competition laws because it bundles its Internet Explorer browser with Windows, which gives the browser an unfair advantage over competing browsers such as Firefox and Opera. OSNews readers debated this topic lively, and it seems we can use this story to continue the discussion: Opera Software's CEO Jon von Tetzchner joined in on the fun.
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RE[3]: move on...
by nutshell42 on Tue 20th Jan 2009 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: move on..."
nutshell42
Member since:
2006-01-12

The fact that after half a decade of being a crappy security risk that wasn't even half as good as the competition IE still holds 70% of the market, clearly shows how much the Windows monopoly helped IE.

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RE[4]: move on...
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 20th Jan 2009 16:36 in reply to "RE[3]: move on..."
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

What makes you think the competition had any better security? Netscape would have gone down in flames to many of the same attacks which plagued IE in the 5.0-6.5 timeframe.

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RE[5]: move on...
by dmantione on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 23:26 in reply to "RE[4]: move on..."
dmantione Member since:
2005-07-06

Disagree, Netscape did not do the highly risky ActiveX integration for example.

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