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    MS and browsers (again)

    Europe Opens New Microsoft Inquiry

    The European Commission said Tuesday that it was beginning new antitrust proceedings against Microsoft, saying the company had failed to live up to a three-year-old agreement to give users of its Windows software better access to competitors’ Internet browser software.
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    Re: Are you ready to fork out $40 for windows 8

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    Good grief again, I guess they need to boost their vacation fund.
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    Re: Are you ready to fork out $40 for windows 8

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    Good grief again, I guess they need to boost their vacation fund.
    Implying it's not a justified inquiry?

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    Re: Are you ready to fork out $40 for windows 8

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    Implying it's not a justified inquiry?

    Yes, last time I checked I can install Chrome, Safari, Firefox.............. on my Windows machines.
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    Re: Are you ready to fork out $40 for windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Yes, last time I checked I can install Chrome, Safari, Firefox.............. on my Windows machines.
    Having the ability to install other browsers on a Windows machine is not the issue at hand. The ability to install other browsers on a Windows machine was there even before the whole browser ballot issue came up.

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    Re: MS and browsers (again)

    Moved posts to their own thread.

    With the decline of IE use and the prominence of Chrome I can't see this being an issue any more.


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    Re: MS and browsers (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by not found View Post
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    With the decline of IE use and the prominence of Chrome ...


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    That's yet another controversial topic

    There seem to be very differing views on the "market share" of browsers.

    Anyway, there's also this: "Microsoft immediately apologized, calling the failure to offer the browser choice screen to Windows 7 users a "technical error.""

    And, IMO, a comment on the EU's action could possibly be a political one, which I understand is not encouraged according to Forum regulations.
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    Re: MS and browsers (again)

    The browser choice was the result of a deal the Redmond, Wash., developer struck with EU regulators in 2009 after critics claimed Microsoft's Internet Explorer had an unfair advantage because it was bundled with the Windows operating system.
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    Re: MS and browsers (again)

    Yay! Kick MicroButt! Not surprised by their epic failure.
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