Here's a link to the E.U. Statement.
It all went wrong when IE was the only choice supplied with the OS.
Savvy users never had a problem finding an alternative, but those with no clue remain in the dark.
This same problem is happening again on other OS, imho, but it's not MS and IE this time.
Yes, I too keep seeing the browser choice appearing on my friends' machines. They don't know what to do and remain wedded to what they know.