Verily I say unto thee, that bbgruff spake thusly:
> You say "Microsoft offers freedom of choice". In this instance, yes,
> it is now doing so (imo).
They're just complying with an EC ruling in a manner that still enables
them to at least /offer/ their bug-ridden, insecure, archaic browser to
users. The "no browser" option wouldn't do that.
If Microsoft wanted to /truly/ offer people "freedom of choice", they'd
unbundle /Windows/ completely - or rather, they'd allow OEMs to do so -
then people would actually *have a choice* of OS, rather than be forced
to pay for Windows against their will.
I'd be much happier with /that/ ruling, than this half-measure.
| "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which
| the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf
| denounces him for the same act, as the destroyer of liberty.
| Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of
| the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails today
| among human creatures." ~ Abraham Lincoln
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