Originally Posted by doomlord52
Well yes, and that was all the way back in, what, 1997 - 2000.
Right now I can talk to the most basic-level computer users I know (i.e. "what is a CPU?"), and guess what, they're running Chrome - and they got it themselves. And as I said - its not a problem IF they DONT
make it harder to run other browsers. You might as well argue that Disk Cleanup is anti-competitive with CCleaner.
It's not that people don't know how to get another browser, it's that they (MS) were being punished for previous
wrongdoings. They are forced to essentially advertise the competitions' browsers. Whether people know about the other choices already or not, advertising still helps those companies. And MS can't just go and ignore court appointed rulings just because the crime was a long time ago.
Also, going along with your analogy, if Disk Cleanup were to purposefully put something in the registry that would make CCleaner work poorly, then that would be anti-competitive.Edited by merlinx76 - 7/22/12 at 3:16am