swa66 - 10:51 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
OSX need to implement...
Apple does to have a monopoly to abuse in OSes. Microsoft OTOH has been convicted to pay record breaking fines for their behavior of abusing their market position in OSes in order to create unfair advantages in other areas such as media players and internet browsers at the expense of not just the other vendors, but the consumers as well.
There are no comparisons possible to what Microsoft did and the series of measures against Microsoft in the IT world cause nobody has the monopoly they have to start with. If you need other examples: look at what the EU did with those manufacturing glass for the car industry. But even they didn't have the guts Microsoft showed in their total disregard for market rules and their ridiculous reactions to "comply" with the rules in the past.
They might now finally (although I'll only believe it when I see it) be ready to actually comply with the rules.
But one can only hope the EU will judge them not on their implementation, but on the results: how many users do actually switch away from IE in the EU (compared to other areas where they did not roll out this choice, that had an otherwise comparable situation).