Coulden't have put it better myself!
And as for being a third party, they are in direct competition with MS in 3 markets, browsers, search and online advertizing.
Its not often I will take the side of MS, but this is one instance where I will. IE is an integral part of the OS, it is used as the file explorer. Put simply it is ofered as part of the OS, there is nothign to stop a user installing anotheer browser if they choose.
The main argument in all these cases seams to reflect the Windows OS market share. What do these other browser developers want MS to doo, ship their browsers along with Windows? So will they then contribute towards the development of Windows. Why when MS develop an OS woulen't they ship their browser with it. Would they rather Windows didn't come with web browser?
What do they see as a solution to this?