mivox - 9:17 pm on Apr 30, 2002 (gmt 0) right now Windows is programmed to use the IE engine to do its dirty work
Millions of people lost billions of dollars when Microsoft hit the skids a couple of years ago.
Hence the reason stocks are considered a fairly high-risk investment. If someone unwisely invests money they cannot afford to lose in any given publicly traded company, should that company then be allowed to engage in illegal anti-competitive practices just to prop up its stock value & prevent investors from losing their pants? I don't think so. Investing in the stock market? Be prepared to roll with the punches.
That could be changed. AFAIK, the Mac OS does not use an embedded internet browser engine for its basic functionality, and it doesn't seem to suffer any massive additional security risks because of it.... Ironically, the only security risks to my Mac that I had to install patches for involved MS Office and IE.
right now Windows is programmed to use the IE engine to do its dirty work