Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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IE free Windows = Dumb
by Soluto on Mon 26th Jan 2009 13:54 UTC
Soluto
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2009-01-26

In this day and age selling an OS without browsing capabilities is like selling a car with no wheels. Anyone wanting to get one would be forced to physically go and get a set of wheels and then install them on their own in order to be able to cruise around.
Forcing Microsoft to include competing browsers in their installation is a better choice but still sounds lame to me. I am not sure what would be the ideal compromise.
Check out My cartoon take of this story: http://www.pcdisorder.com/2009/01/ie-free-windows-dumb.html

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