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Raleigh News & Observer: More Crushing of Rivals

Jun 19, 2003, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Gilster)

"The Opera controversy has simmered down recently, but the standards issue is more visible than ever. Microsoft is apparently planning to phase out the standalone Internet Explorer in favor of a browser that is an integral part of the operating system. If this sounds familiar, it's because a court ruling in the anti-trust case against Microsoft was what forced the company to separate browser from operating system in the first place.

"Now ponder the implications for the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, and expected to include new security features to thwart hacker attacks. Do you want to stick with an unsupported and increasingly out-of-date Internet Explorer? If not, your only option may be to upgrade to Longhorn, and that's an expensive choice..."

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