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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Just bundle them all
by cefarix on Fri 12th Jun 2009 21:08 UTC
cefarix
Member since:
2006-03-18

Well said about Opera, Thom. I agree what they're doing is just childish.

I also find the whole EU antitrust investigation and Microsoft's response to it as being somewhat immature.

If the EU is really that concerned about IE, why not just have MS ship all the browsers pre-installed. Or maybe MS could have a program that runs on connection to the net, gets a list of available browsers, and asks the user which ones they want. And anyone who makes a browser should be able to add it to the list.

That way the user can choose from hundreds of different browsers which ones they like!

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RE: Just bundle them all
by sbergman27 on Fri 12th Jun 2009 21:20 in reply to "Just bundle them all"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

That way the user can choose from hundreds of different browsers which ones they like!

I'd be pleased to see just Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and IE on the list. However, your idea could be made workable. Ubuntu has a mechanism whereby users can vote for packages. So where there is a choice of packages with similar functionality, new users can compare the "star ratings" of the apps (three stars, four stars, etc.) to get an idea of other users' opinions regarding them.

Not a bad idea, really. Although I suspect you were not serious about your "proposal".

Edited 2009-06-12 21:22 UTC

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