Comment from: JK. Humphry Visitor
You seem a rather confused, and in the process have shot a few holes in your own rant.
Sun sued after Microsoft's Java began diverging significantly from the Java standard. This was a classic embrace-and-extend move -- sitting in a dominant market position, Microsoft could ignore the Java standards, and thus create a defacto Microsoft-only Java standard.
As Java is a trademark, Sun can declare what is, and is not, "Java". Microsoft settled the lawsuit, dropped MS Java, and went on to write .NET and provide some honest competition.
Now take MSIE. By ignoring standards, Microsoft has created a defacto web standard -- IE -- to which everyone must adhere. Embrace and extend. Again.
This is a classic monopoly move on Microsoft's part, and holding their feet to the fire is clearly the only way to get them to compete honestly.
You'll always have a browser on your new computer -- but if Microsoft continues to leverage their monopoly to stifle the market, that browser should not be Internet Explorer.
Comment from: Member
Starting off with an ad hominem?
Prior to Sun sueing Microsoft, Java worked, people didn't need to think about it. Now they have to look around Sun's website, try and find the right version and install it, and then you have the damn thing trying to run up start up so it can nag you for updates - which you need due to all the security holes, we didn't have that problem 5 years ago.
Monopoly move on Microsoft's part? What a joke. They haven't changed their position on the browser coming with Windows in 10 years.
If Opera were so concerned why didn't they do something then? When are they going to sue Apple and Linux distros for bundling a browser.
The market is not user-friendly, you people shouldn't bend over backwards to support it.