Originally Posted by Jess94
There is no valid reason to remove IE from a computer.
Since when has MS ever forced the use of their browser? I've been using both Windows and the Internet since W3.1 and that has never been the case.
Seems to me like yet another conspiracy invented by lunatic MS-Haters.
Originally Posted by nathris
So if I wanted to develop a new file manager for Windows I could complain to the government about how Microsoft's file manager is tightly integrated into the OS and get it removed from Windows?
Where do we draw the line? If Microsoft wants to incorporate Windows Update into Internet Explorer then why shouldn't they be able to? Its their product. I doubt Mozilla or Google care whether they can put such features into their browser so as long as Microsoft isn't forcing people to use IE as their default browser it shouldn't matter.
My answer to this would be that "that's the court's decision." If it were mine, things would be much, much different. That said, the court clearly ruled a few years ago that they believed very firmly that the line was drawn at the browser. If the line is legally drawn here (morals, opinions, and facts aside), then this is where the Reductio ad absurdum stops and real discussion of this topic (rather than generic off-topic debate) begins.
Free market vs whatever is for another time and place (off-topic section maybe, but another forum specialising in that area most likely)Edited by hajile - 10/26/11 at 8:35pm