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Re: [News][Rival] Microsoft in new EU browser offer

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____/ Goblin on Saturday 25 July 2009 08:50 : \____

> Attila wrote:
>> First suggested in COLA??? ;)
>> "It proposes that European buyers of its new Windows 7 operating system will
>> be offered a list of potential browsers when they first install the
>> software."
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8168235.stm
>> Attila
> I'm going to upset any of the remaining trolls on COLA, by saying again
> that I totally disagree with the meddling the EU is doing in this
> anti-trust claim.  I will explain why.
> Over in the UK a few years ago, we had a similar anti-trust type
> "solution" in regards to the utility providers.  It was supposed to
> allow for cheaper telephone calls, cheaper gas/electricity...
> What happened?  Confusion abound, incorrect bills, providers being
> changed....it was awful (and I still get issues today with one
> particular company)
> I don't believe the people behind this anti-trust matter with Microsoft
> either have the foresight or knowledge to make decisions that will
> actually be of benefit to anyone.   I can see confusion and problems
> arising from people that simple want to buy a computer and are not
> (unlike us here) actually bothered what is on it.
> What worries me more is that I can see this getting worse.
> As much as Im an advocate of FOSS, as much as I find FOSS/Linux
> solutions far superior to Redmonds offering, I believe things should be
> left the way they are.  Looking at the chunck Firefox has taken from IE,
> it would suggest that the people who want to change have changed and I
> think the "uninterested" or "non-tech" folk would probably choose IE off
> a list of options anyway making the whole exercise pointless and the
> road to confusion for others.

No remedial action after Microsoft violated the rules then?

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