* Posts by Jimmer Himself

1 post • joined 12 Jun 2009

Opera applauds scepticism on MS browser pledge

Jimmer Himself

Flogging a dead horse?

I know I'm not the only one who is bored by this ongoing Anti-Trust witch hunt against MS. I am all for monopolistic business tactics being reprimanded but MS is damned whatever it does regarding IE.

The simple fact is there aren't five decent browsers to bundle with Windows and why should MS be forced to bundle other Browsers with its OS? Windows is in a dominant market position because it's a great all round solution, it's not superb at any one thing, but it is well supported and despite all its faults it is a good fit for a lot of individuals and business.

Many companies develop their web apps to work with IE primarily and from a desktop support perspective a browser integrated into the OS like IE makes a lot of sense.

I support users who are hardly IT literate but those that want an alternative have all happily toddled off and downloaded Firefox or Chrome for the home PC's with little or no difficulty.

It's time the EU went after bigger fish and spent some effort on the far more shady business tactics of banks!


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