quote: I mean no one complains when utorrent becomes the default .torrent handler...
quote: I mean, they make this tricky "Express" option to install IE which pretty clearly says that it will change the default browser...
quote: I think the preinstall (packing IE with Windows) topic is much more contentious and open to debate
quote: MS could provide an online installation with their OS so that users could easily pick a browser and it would automatically be the latest one
quote: If a person chooses to install IE8, chooses that option, then later complains that IE8 is set as the default option, then they are pretty stupid.
quote: I remember when Quicktime and iTunes were slapped together and you had to install both just to get one. Not sure if that's the case anymore.
quote: DailyTech spoke with Håkon Wium Lie, Chief Technology Officer of browser-maker Opera. He comments on the development, "We see it as problematic that Microsoft uses Windows Server Updates to reset user settings... Microsoft still behaves as a monopolist. They use their Windows position to gain a dominant position in the browser market.
quote: This is the first I've heard of this "controversy".
quote: Not likely. I bet of lot of those downloading simply want to check it out.
quote: We do believe Microsoft gives you the safest setting (for browsing).
quote: Express option should have kept your current default search provider as set in IE7, and your default browser as currently set.
quote: Microsoft still behaves as a monopolist. They use their Windows position to gain a dominant position in the browser market.
quote: It is apparent that the story is being overhyped slightly