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drhowarddrfine



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Microsoft has decided that the last thing it needs in this economy is some combination of the following: fines, legal bills, and a delay of Windows 7. It has offered to adopt the European Union's preferred solution for bowser competition: a browser selector screen at startup.

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Post 24 Jul 2009, 19:25
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Coddy41



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Nice Very Happy I never use IE, its a pain to uninstall, and install firefox Smile
Post 24 Jul 2009, 23:18
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f0dder



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Lame, lame, lame.

I'm not too fond of the way MS operates, but there's much better things the EU could be doing than telling MS to do this. It seems pretty pointless considering the success FireFox is having, and hypocritical considering they're not telling Apple to do the same.
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tom tobias



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f0dder wrote:
...hypocritical considering they're not telling Apple to do the same.
Here's the link

I guess I would have to disagree. I support the European Community's condemnation of the monopolistic practices of M$. But, then, I am still using cp/m, too....
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Post 25 Jul 2009, 12:58
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drhowarddrfine



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Yes. It's not hypocritical at all. Apple is not required to do the same because it's not the same issue or problem at all. Remember that the US Justice Department has Microsoft under federal oversight still today for this exact same issue. IE is a non-standards compliant browser which forces software developers to write code that only works with IE and preventing competition in the market place and allowing Microsoft to control the market.
Post 25 Jul 2009, 13:37
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Azu



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drhowarddrfine wrote:
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Microsoft has decided that the last thing it needs in this economy is some combination of the following: fines, legal bills, and a delay of Windows 7. It has offered to adopt the European Union's preferred solution for bowser competition: a browser selector screen at startup.

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It's a trap. They are still installing IE by default even if you don't choose it. And all the applications that access the Web still do it through IE, not your browser of choice.


f0dder wrote:
Lame, lame, lame.

I'm not too fond of the way MS operates, but there's much better things the EU could be doing than telling MS to do this. It seems pretty pointless considering the success FireFox is having, and hypocritical considering they're not telling Apple to do the same.
Apple doesn't have monopoly power. And even if they did, they wouldn't abuse it in a way that hindered the Web as a whole, like Microsoft is doing.
Not because their motives are any better, but because their browser actually follows the standards and keeps up with modern advancements, rather then holding back the entire Web due to people having to make hacky workarounds and use decade old technology for fear of their website not working on the most popular browser (which would kill the popularity of their website).
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