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EC Says OK to MS IE Deal: How Much of a Win?

Dec 16, 2009, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to E5Rebel for this link. ]

"More than 100 million European computer users stand to benefit from the Commission's decision today. An even higher number will benefit over the five year lifetime of the commitments made binding on Microsoft with today's decision.

"More than 100 million European computer users stand to benefit"? I think that's a little optimistic: many will blithely carry on using Internet Explorer regardless of the ballot screen. And yes, the latter is better in its random incarnation, which avoids bias among the Big 5, but beyond that you'd need to change human nature for it to make much difference."

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