If you thought the browser wars didn't really matter...
Microsoft's illegal monopoly tactics rear their ugly head again. South Koreans used to have a choice between Netscape and IE. From "the cost of monoculture" on Gen Kanai's Mozilla blog:
"In the early years of SEED, users downloaded the SEED plugin to their IE or Netscape browsers, either an Active X control or a NSplugin, which was then tied to a certificate issued by a Korean government certificate authority. (Can you see where this is going?) When Netscape lost the browser war, the NSplugin fell out of use and for years, S. Korean users have only had an Active X control with the SEED cipher to do their online banking or commerce or government."
South Korean taxpayers are now left footing the bill for this ridiculous situation.