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Microsoft today flung open its software APIs and protocols to all comers. Is it enough to persuade the European Commission to drop anti-trust investigations of the company? In a word, no. The Commission today noted that Microsoft has issued four statements in the past promoting interoperability, and it wants to see if a) the new …


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  1. Shaun

    What strikes me

    Is that if MS didn't bundle IE with Windows, how would people get online to download Firefox/Opera/IE?

  2. herman

    The old fashioned way


    I remember getting a floppy disk with an IP stack and a FTP client to download Netscape Navigator on Win95 from my dial-up ISP.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How would people get online without bundled IE?

    Same way as they did before Internet explorer existed. Get a magazine cover disk or get a friend to download Firefox for you.

    You seem to forget that MS was rather late to the Internet party.

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