Microsoft to warn users not to install a different browser
schiessle at fsfe.org
Wed Sep 12 14:05:04 UTC 2018
I'm sure some of you remember the anti trust case of the European
Commission against Microsoft in 2009.
The argument back then was: "Microsoft's tying of Internet Explorer to
the Windows operating system harms competition between web browsers,
undermines product innovation and ultimately reduces consumer choice."
As a result Microsoft agreed to not bundle the Internet Explorer with
Windows 7 in Europe. Instead users got a "ballot box" to chose a
browser. According to Wikipedia the "ballot box" was removed two
years later with a update, in March 2013 the European Commission
fined Microsoft €561 million.
Now, 9 years later I read "Microsoft to ‘warn’ Windows 10 users
not to install Chrome or Firefox". So 9 years later the dialog is
back again, but it does the complete opposite this time. It warns user
to install anything else beside Microsoft Edge.
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