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Old 17. Dec 2009, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Microsoft reaches Agreement in Browser War

Seems like this has been running for ever.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8415902.stm
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Old 17. Dec 2009, 02:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why does the EU think that Europeans can't just install their own browsers? It's not a big deal really, and it's just convenient for the less technical to use IE8.
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That's good news. I think it offers users an option, either to use IE or other browsers.
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Maybe all of the EU should switch to Ubuntu and rid themselves of Microsofts evil tactics.

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That's good news. I think it offers users an option, either to use IE or other browsers.
I agree but better still it allows the average user to learn there are other browsers out there and they have a choice, that IE is not the only way to get round the internet
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Maybe all of the EU should switch to Ubuntu and rid themselves of Microsofts evil tactics.

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I especially loved that story from some time ago when a MS executive was fired for using Ubuntu on his office machine. When asked why he did it he said to improve his security!
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In my view, its just a move to pick on Microsoft. Windows is owned by Microsoft... and so, I think its quite fair, if they want to bundle IE or WMP with it. People who want to use other browsers are free to use. Then why so much issue about it.
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I especially loved that story from some time ago when a MS executive was fired for using Ubuntu on his office machine. When asked why he did it he said to improve his security!
LOL... that's a funny one .
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In my view, its just a move to pick on Microsoft. Windows is owned by Microsoft... and so, I think its quite fair, if they want to bundle IE or WMP with it. People who want to use other browsers are free to use. Then why so much issue about it.
The point is whether they would like treat tyres as changeable parts of a car, or they consider no, they are not changeable--if you drive a Toyota car, you need to use Toyota tyres. OR, even if you use Dunlop tyres, you still have to carry Toyota tyres with it, you can't leave them behind.
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Hi,

Sorry to jump into this threat, but for what it's worth, I'd like to say a couple of words.

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In my view, its just a move to pick on Microsoft. Windows is owned by Microsoft... and so, I think its quite fair, if they want to bundle IE or WMP with it. People who want to use other browsers are free to use. Then why so much issue about it.
I don't think it's just to pick on Microsoft. If I'm not mistaken, you can surely use another browser, but you cannot uninstall IE as it's integrated with the OS, at least in Win XP - and that's by the developer's choice.

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The point is whether they would like treat tyres as changeable parts of a car, or they consider no, they are not changeable--if you drive a Toyota car, you need to use Toyota tyres. OR, even if you use Dunlop tyres, you still have to carry Toyota tyres with it, you can't leave them behind.
I don't think your example is fitting to the case. If you buy a car without tires (so to make your personal choice later) you won't be able to use it for the purpose it serves - the lack of tires makes it unfunctional/ inusable.
But an OS (i.e. Win OS) can be fully functional without a browser (i.e. IE) integrated into it and serve the purpose it's made for.

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