Microsoft Wants To Allow Browser Choice For EU Version Of Windows 7

Typically I am not a fan of Microsoft, but I have to give them points for this. Microsoft has basically relented to European Union antitrust regulators who accused Ballmer and company of “monopoly abuse” due to the fact that they essentially force users into Internet Explorer as their main browser when a Microsoft OS is installed. According to this story, Microsoft Windows 7 will offer users a choice of IE as well as any other browser a computer company sees fit to install. It will also give the user the option to disable IE entirely. That’s a good way of doing it as it truly gives end users a choice.

Hopefully the EU goes for this as I think it’s a great solution. Then once they’re done with Microsoft, perhaps they should look at Apple. After all, I don’t see them including anything but Safari on their systems.

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