Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 17:36 UTC
Internet & Networking After long negotiations and back and forths between the EU, Microsoft, and other browser makers, Microsoft's browser ballot proposal has been amended and offered up for debate yet again by the EU; this time around, it will actually be tested out by consumers. A number of changes have been made since the first proposal, so let's take a look.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Wed 7th Oct 2009 18:03 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

There are several companies in the local paper named ‘AAAAAAA’ (no, seriously), what if they decide to make a browser?

Putting this in IE is a mess, really. IE is _really_ not the best app for launching other apps and changing Windows settings. Not least the IE8 ‘Twenty Questions’, which includes Set As Default Browser.

Yet more pain for IE users, yet more startup gumpf that makes booting a PC for the first time a 4 hour ordeal.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by lloydsparkes on Wed 7th Oct 2009 18:09 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
lloydsparkes Member since:
2009-10-07

Thats the punishment for having a Monoploy ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by JLF65 on Wed 7th Oct 2009 18:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

Thats the punishment for having a Monoploy ;)


No, it's the punishment for ABUSING your monopoly position. Most countries (USA included) have no problems with companies acquiring a monopoly, just in using that monopoly illegally.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by sbergman27 on Thu 8th Oct 2009 15:13 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

There are several companies in the local paper named ‘AAAAAAA’ (no, seriously), what if they decide to make a browser?

Did you miss the story where "Opera Software" is changing its name to "AAAAAAAOpera Software"?

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