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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Interesting comment from Opera
by lemur2 on Mon 27th Jul 2009 00:19 UTC
lemur2
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2007-02-17

EC decision expected to force IE to better support standards

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/43851

"CTO, Håkon Wium Lie, feels that today's decision will force Microsoft to make Internet Explorer do a better job of supporting standards, particularly the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)."

One can only hope so. That would be the best outcome for everyone, possibly even for Microsoft.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"CTO, Håkon Wium Lie, feels that today's decision will force Microsoft to make Internet Explorer do a better job of supporting standards, particularly the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)."

You left out the hilarious next line:

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Lie would also like to see Apple and Linux makers follow suit with browser ballet boxes of their own.
"""

Yeah, I'll bet they do. Open your code, Lie, and then we can talk about getting you into Debian, Fedora, et. al. And getting it into MacOS? Over Steve Jobs' dead body... so maybe after October.

Edited 2009-07-27 01:16 UTC

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