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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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