[ubuntu-uk] No IE in Windows 7

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Jun 12 22:42:41 BST 2009


On 12 Jun 2009 at 18:30, Tony Pursell wrote:
> 
> 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?"
> > 
> > Sean
> > 
> 
> If the EU Competition Commission really had teeth they would make 
> MS offer all browsers from a 'Install a browser' link on the desktop.
> 

It seems that the European Commission has already suggested this to 
MS

http://www.pcw.co.uk/vnunet/news/2244050/ec-reacts-ms-ie-plans


> They would also look into the allegations that MS squeezed Linux out 
> of the netbook market by offering XP at preferential terms.
> 
> Tony
> 
> 
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