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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Comment by eksasol
by eksasol on Fri 12th Jun 2009 16:28 UTC
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"This is a direct result from Firefox' popularity, and instead of trying to get a free ride on Firefox' success, maybe Opera should try to build and market a product people want."

I don't necessarily agree with what Opera is demanding. Although if you take away the addon/plugin feature from Firefox I would probably prefer to use IE over Firefox, since both are about similar in slowness and I don't have to go download another browser. I think Firefox lags behind Opera in certain features. So for Opera to develop a product that people want would be to get rid of all their features and make a slow and bland browser instead. The problem with Opera is that it is too customizable which makes it confusing for the average users.

Edited 2009-06-12 16:42 UTC

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