Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jul 2009 21:07 UTC
Windows The browser saga between Microsoft, the EU, and various browser makers just got a new chapter. We all know how the EU and Microsoft are in a legal tussle over the inclusion of Internet Explorer with Windows. Microsoft surprised everyone in June by announcing that Windows 7 would ship without Internet Explorer in Europe, a move it had hoped would silence the EU. The EU and Opera, however, were not impressed, and now Microsoft has caved in to the pressure.
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RE: What was stopping OEMs...
by PlatformAgnostic on Sat 25th Jul 2009 02:01 UTC in reply to "What was stopping OEMs..."
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It's already forbidden. OEMs probably don't want to support/testing burden of having an additional browser. I'm sure they'd do it if Google/Firefox offered them money in exchange for placement, though.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:

It's already forbidden.

That's good, at least. I remember there being a fair bit of commentary online, from people expressing frustration that the DOJ let Microsoft get away with claiming that their OEM agreements were trade secrets which couldn't be divulged.

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