European Windows 7 to include rival browsers

by admin July 25, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Microsoft this afternoon hoped to settle the European Commission’s antitrust case over unfair web browser bundling by promising to give users a choice of web browsers when Windows 7 ships in October. The proposal mimics the EC’s solution and would provide a “ballot” that lets first-time users choose from one of multiple browsers, all of which would be pre-loaded in Windows. As before, users could also download other browsers and set them as the default.

Which browsers would be included weren’t divulged, but Internet Explorer will be one of the options and major competitors like Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari are unofficially the most likely candidates.

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