A recent article published at the Wall Street Journal suggests that EU officials are considering forcing Microsoft to include a bunch of web browsers into the operating system to dilute the advantage that Internet Explorer has so far. This could mean forcing Microsoft to add web browsers to the installation of the operating system or to offer the user a choice during installation to download and install another web browser.
Apparently people who are "stupid" don't want any choices when it comes to the browser they are going to use.
It's stupid because other operating systems aren't forced to do this.
Nothing wrong with having a choice of browsers, rather than having crappy IE forced on ya.
I use IE to download firefox anyways.
microsoft is creating is Own OS and other web browsers want to force their way in, that's kinda weird. I'm using google chrome and firefox all the time, but having only IE for basic web browser isn't really a problem to most users.
On Mac OSX, If I remember correctly, there's no other web browser than safari. If you want another one, you still need to search for it.
if you build your own PC, you should have minimal knowledge in softwares available for windows.
Company like Dell, HP, Alienware, etc. could easily put other browsers on the first boot of their PCs (and Recovery Disc). That would be a nice option.