Wow, I have clearly missed a lot while on vacation for a couple of weeks! Not only did we lauch the beta of Opera 10 and Opera Mobile 9.7, but there are other developmens such as Opera reinventing the Web, and of course Microsoft is up to its regular tricks. …
In a clever PR move, Microsoft announced that they would remove IE from Windows 7 in the EU. However, anyone who has followed Microsoft's antics for a few years know that this is nothing but yet another attempt by Microsoft to gain the upper hand.
Needless to say, the EC is not impressed. I think they put it quite nicely:
Rather than more choice, Microsoft seems to have chosen to provide less
What Microsoft's announcement did, though, was to get some people up in arms over the evil EU enforcing its own laws and allegedly ordering Microsoft to remove IE. But as the informed reader knows by now, this was not the case.
It was Microsoft's decision to announce the removal of IE from Windows 7. Faced with the option of giving more or less choice, Microsoft opted for less.
Business as usual, then.