Well the same must be true of every piece of software bundled with Windows paint, windows mail. In fact maybe we should just go the while hog and strip out the entire UI?
Ok going a bit to far there, but you get my idea.
My point is this. Microsoft build an OS. They install their browser with their OS. What did FF, Chrome or Opera do to deserve free exposure. When I say free what I really mean is at the expense if the EU tax payer.