[ubuntu-uk] No IE in Windows 7
ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Jun 12 18:30:12 BST 2009
On 12 Jun 2009 at 14:33, Sean Miller wrote:
> Having read the news piece properly I'm now of the view that it's a
> cynical move to pass the responsibility for bundling the browser to
> somebody else.
> Perhaps we should campaign to try to shame OEMs into bundling two or
> three browsers onto their Windows 7 PCs?
> Say, Google's Chrome, IE and Firefox? Or do you think Opera would get
> the hump? I'd imagine 4 browsers could be a little daunting for some
> "novice users" - they'd be saying "why do I need 4? wouldn't 1 do?"
If the EU Competition Commission really had teeth they would make
MS offer all browsers from a 'Install a browser' link on the desktop.
They would also look into the allegations that MS squeezed Linux out
of the netbook market by offering XP at preferential terms.
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