Microsoft makes new offer to the EU

  TopCat® 00:15 25 Jul 2009
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It may help cool the row about their IE browser. TC. click here

  Forum Editor 00:27 25 Jul 2009

that users would be offered a list of browsers to choose from when installing Windows has been talked about for a while, and it would seem to make sense.

"The Commission welcomes this proposal, and will now investigate its practical effectiveness" is Euro-speak for 'don't for a moment think we'll use our common-sense, see this as a workable solution, and agree to it straight away; Oh no, we'll keep you dangling whilst we cogitate and deliberate'

And then they'll agree.

  rdave13 00:37 25 Jul 2009

Don't know about the true politics of what's going on but it's certainly helped the Eu customers of Microsoft's products. When was a Windows operating system last offered for around £45, pre-order, for full retail. EU customers can't upgrade. Granted it's gone up to £80, because of demand, but still a bargain.
Some wily forum member here (apologies can't remember the name) suggested only to use windows update to get IE as Vista, and presumably W7e, do not need a browser to update any more.
For once it's a thumbs up to the EU.

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