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Offline Jay9

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Deal forcing Microsoft to offer browser choices ends
« on: 18 December 2014, 14:47:12 »
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A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years.

Called the browser ballot, it gave non-Microsoft browsers as much prominence on Windows as Internet Explorer (IE).

The requirement was drawn up in 2009 after Microsoft's rivals complained the software giant's bundling of IE with Windows gave it an unfair advantage.

About 70% of people used IE in 2009 but its market share has since declined.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30501518

steve195527

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Re: Deal forcing Microsoft to offer browser choices ends
« Reply #1 on: 18 December 2014, 20:29:49 »
I could never understand why Microsoft were forced to offer info on non Microsoft products that could be used in place of there own,it seemed a bit like BMW being forced to offer the use of Mercedes or other  engines in their cars,it wasn't really Microsoft fault that there were no other competing OS's for home use,perhaps they should have ordered Mozilla and Google to develop OS's instead?

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Re: Deal forcing Microsoft to offer browser choices ends
« Reply #2 on: 19 December 2014, 21:19:20 »
I could never understand why Microsoft were forced to offer info on non Microsoft products that could be used in place of there own,it seemed a bit like BMW being forced to offer the use of Mercedes or other  engines in their cars,it wasn't really Microsoft fault that there were no other competing OS's for home use,perhaps they should have ordered Mozilla and Google to develop OS's instead?
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Re: Deal forcing Microsoft to offer browser choices ends
« Reply #3 on: 22 December 2014, 06:09:20 »
this has started already on our setups...

 

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