It still seems a little Dilbert that they designed the "choice" process such that _relies_ on IE. Also, note the IE is not in the list of programs you can uninstall.
MS wins again.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I would be very happy to see the same 'browser-choice' option offered here in the US.
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I fear that nothing similar will be seen in the US until the anti-trust people in the (In ?) Justice Department get their act together. Holding one's breath would not be a wise career move....
- They had their act together, found them guilty, ordered them split into 2 companies on April 3, 2000.
- Then MS donates millions of dollars to G. W. Bush's election campaign and the Republican convention.
- MS somehow get D.C. appellate court to overturn breakup decision under a "drastically altered scope of liability".
- Bush wins.
- Newly reorganized Justice Department (You know, that great machine that would eventually employ Alberto Gonzalez) suddenly decides not to pursue the original issue further. DoJ reaches a settlement with MS; MS gets proverbial slap on wrist.
Nothing will change with MS as long as they have their financial resources.
The new 're-organised' Justice Department is to my mind little more than a reflection of the golden rule in US politics - who has the gold rules. It is not Microsoft's financial resources in themselves that are the problem, but the fact that those who possess such resources are allowed to determine policy choices at all levels - federal, state, and local in the United States (and here in Europe as well). Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich, to paraphrase a US president....
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