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We’ve all heard the anti-trust tirades before, but the EU just doesn’t want to let up on Microsoft. They’re not happy with claims that OEMs are "free to include other web browsers." Nope. That just won’t cut it.
The answer: more bloat for the end user! Yes, the European Commission is considering forcing OEMs to distribute alternative browsers with their systems. As someone who works in the retail computer business, I cringe at this news.
Don’t get me wrong – I load Firefox on every system I build, if for nothing else but backup when a customer overloads IE with toolbars and rogue ActiveX controls. But that doesn’t mean I’d want a government body forcing me to install software that I might not otherwise.
Let’s think about this for a minute, EU guys.
Windows also includes some other things that have competitors: Wordpad, Paint, Media Player, Defender, and Remote Desktop Connection, to name a few. Does that mean that a new PC will have to include Jarte, AbiWord, Gimp, Paint.Net, WinAmp, VLC, GOM Player, Media Monkey, AdAware, SpyBot, MalwareBytes AntiMalware, Kerio, Comodo, ZoneAlarm, PC Anywhere, VNC, TeamViewer, and a slew of other apps whose functionality Microsoft has built in to Windows?

Isn’t  this a little alarming news?

[via Download Squad]

 

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As expected Google Chrome is now the default browser in Google Pack. Firefox bundled with Google Toolbar is still available, but you need to explicitly select it. This means new users will will go in with Google Chrome more. Before the launch of it’s own browser Goggle was promoting Firefox heavily but things are changing fast and it’s going to cause some problems to Firefox. Google’s official alternative to Internet Explorer is now Chrome.

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Google is promoting it’s shiny new browser Chrome quite well. I find Google Chrome ads everywhere – In Google reader, in Gmail, Search, websites and even in social networking site Orkut.

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Try Orkut in Google Chrome.

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Another Chrome advertisement in Orkut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google Chrome ad in Google Reader Feeds –

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And in Search (Sponsored Links) –

 

 

After all this advertising and all, my questing is, is Google Chrome getting popular?

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It’s just a week since Google’s Browser Chrome was launched and it has already snatched Internet Explorer’s Google Chrome Logo by Randy Zhang.market share.

https://i0.wp.com/blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/images/safari_logo.jpgWhile Chrome accounted for 0.7% of all browsers used last week on average, Microsoft Corp.’s IE lost 1.4 percentage points in market share during the same period, said U.S.-based tracking company Net FirefoxApplications. Microsoft’s browser ended the week with a 71% share.

All other browser have posted gains at IE’s expense, Firefox’s share climbed by 0.3 points, from 19.5% to 19.8% last week Apple’s Safari from 6.3% to 6.7%, while Opera increased by 0.01 points, ending the week at 0.75%.

Internet Explorer was most affected because of Google Chrome. Chrome’s high point since its Sept. 2 debut was last Friday, when it averaged 1.2% for the day. On Monday, it averaged 0.9%.

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