[ubuntu-uk] Google Chrome OS Announced

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Jul 8 20:15:39 BST 2009

David Jones wrote:
> One thought I had about the Google Chrome OS is Microsoft, or the 
> european legislators will push for the web browser to removed from the 
> OS to match what they expect from Microsoft.

iirc the euro. requirement was not so much for there to be no browser
at all, but for the option of allowing other browsers and a removal of
IE if the user wanted.

The situation now proposed by MS that Windows 7 will be shipped with
no browser at all in europe was something the legislators expressed
surprise about, and suggested that was not necessary.

'in terms of potential remedies if the Commission were to find that
Microsoft had committed an abuse, the Commission has suggested that
consumers should be offered a choice of browser, not that Windows
should be supplied without a browser at all.'

alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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