Apples and Oranges again


Source: Microsoft to ship European Windows 7 without a browser; Macs to follow suit? — MacFixIt.

Like Microsoft, Apple includes their browser with its operating system, and Safari’s preferences are the only location for manually changing certain settings such as the default browser. This creates a similar situation where in order to have certain global system functionality (changing the default browser) you will need to keep Safari installed on your system. Because of the situation with Microsoft, will we see Apple similarly pressured to remove Safari from the Mac OS for European customers?

Apple is not a monopoly. I don’t see why it should be ‘pressured to remove Safari’. Removing IE was Microsoft’s decision, in the end. Microsoft has taken that decision to prevent future troubles with EU regulations. The idea that since Microsoft did it, everyone else should follow suit appears ludicrous to me.

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