Windows 8 browser and selects in Europe
The free choice of browser has been many headaches to the Microsoft people in recent times: a couple of months ago, the Competition Commission of the European Union began an investigation to determine whether the company breached its commitment to offer Users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 can choose freely the web browser of your choice, favoring trap Explorer, Microsoft blamed thing from a ” technical error “and not bad intentions …
For Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to take up the matter before the topic and I repeat nobody definitely make history “technical error”, so it has released an update to provide, without mishap, the freely chosen by the user browser.
Through a web on the free choice of browsers , Microsoft says it is providing this update of “Selecting the Explorer” to meet a legal agreement with the European Commission:
“Microsoft must inform customers that currently use Internet Explorer as the default browser that there are other Web browsers available. You can use the Browser Choice update to select and install the Web browser you want to use on your PC “.
They explain that users of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, which have established locale in one of the countries of the European Union, the update will “Selecting Explorer” through the Windows Update service.
Once you receive it, download it and restart their computers, the system will check if Internet Explorer is the default browser, in which case, it will open the browser Selection option.
In this way, the Microsoft people avoided suffered problems like Windows 7, especially after the European Commission from senunciara another investigation to determine if the U.S. continued with the ‘monopoly’ in favor of Explorer in Windows 8. Even people remember that left Mozilla to publicly denounce the RT version of the operating system (that is developed by Microsoft for devices with ARM processor as tablets and mobile time) only work at full capacity with Explorer; accusation was backed by Google , I saw then affected the interests of its Chrome.
Anyway, good for Microsoft to launch this update to get it over with this issue that has caused more trouble millions in fines and exposed them … If Windows 7 almost nobody believed what the ‘ technical error ‘, now it was impossible for the excuse to work. As much as Windows fails.
Link: Windows 8 Browser Choice update now available in Europe (The Verge)Tags: browser, Competition, EU, Europe, European Commission, Explorer, Selection, Windows 8