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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RE: choice
by r_a_trip on Mon 26th Jan 2009 14:20 UTC in reply to "choice"
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I'd say letting them get IE with their purchase and then later telling them about possible replacements is a better way.

Yeah, in an ideal world this would be the way to go. In the world we live in, most people will listen to the recommendations, hear "blah blah blah" and then go looking for that "blue E internet thing" on the desktop.

The only way to force diversity is making everybody choose upfront what browser they want. It will mostly mean that 80% say IE, but the brave 20% that choose differently might make a difference.

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RE[2]: choice
by Spellcheck on Mon 26th Jan 2009 21:30 in reply to "RE: choice"
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[quote]The only way to force diversity is making everybody choose upfront what browser they want.[/quote]

Tell me about it. People are too stupid for their own good.

How can you have equality without force? People don't just choose the things you know are good, so you have to guide them. If left to the "market," quality would be terrible and ignorance would be exploited. Thanks to the government, we can have uniformity and expert-informed choices.

The only thing left is to install Ubermensch to ensure our bright common future. The US is getting there.

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