Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 13:55 UTC
Internet Explorer Yesterday, Microsoft dropped a bomb by announcing that all versions of Windows 7 released in Europe would ship without Internet Explorer pre-installed. This was in answer to the EU antitrust investigation currently under way regarding possible illegal bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. The first reactions to this news are coming in, with Opera and the EU both lamenting the move.
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IE should be replaced with Gazelle
by GraphiteCube on Fri 12th Jun 2009 14:31 UTC
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From my point of view, Opera is simply stupid.

What Opera actually want? They just can't get as much market share as IE does and cry for help. Why Opera can't get market share? They simply don't listen to their customers. Many people suggested Opera to "modulize" addition functions such as BitTorrent client and mail client (why do I need BitTorrent and mail function in browser when I have rTorrent/ uTorrent/ ThunderBird/ Live Mail/ Gmail?), but Opera simply ignore those suggestions and making the browser bloated. The second thing I hate Opera is that they ARE helping Google to monopolize the Internet; Opera Mini has Google as default search engine and doesn't allow users to remove it, not to mention that Opera doesn't include Live Search/ Bing in the browser. Who is evil, huh?

I don't mind IE to be replaced as it is the freedom for Microsoft to make any decision, but "having alternatives is better for competition", I am looking forward Gazelle, a more secured browser from Microsoft, to be released. You might think I am a Microsoft fanboy, but don't you guys always ask for alternatives? Love it or hate it, if you don't like it, simply don't use it, don't stop others from using it, period.

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