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MS to change XP - allow other browsers
Shop for Music Online feature will no longer lock out Moz, Opera, etc

 9:13 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)


Microsoft agreed to a government demand that it eliminate a feature of its Windows XP operating system that overrides competitors' Web browsers, the Justice Department said.

Microsoft will change the "Shop for Music Online" function of its operating system so that competitors' browsers won't be overridden by Microsoft's Internet Explorer...



 5:27 pm on Jan 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nice bit of news, but I noticed this in the article also....

A U.S. appeals court in Richmond narrowed the scope of indisputable evidence that lawyers for competitors and consumer class-action plaintiffs may submit in the civil cases against Microsoft.

Win some, lose some... I guess.


 7:31 pm on Jan 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is also a Windows Update patch available that adds a "Set Program Access and Defaults" button to the Start menu (and the Add/Remove Programs applet).

This button serves as a one stop shop for changing your default web browser, email client etc. Unfortunately it only recognises Netscape on my system and ignores my Firebird and Opera installations.

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