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Opera Complains About Vista 7

Vista 7



Summary: Microsoft breaks the law with Vista 7 and Microsoft may intend to use Google as its excuse

Microsoft is in trouble with the law because of Vista 7, which is designed to be anti-competitive. It turns out now that not only Mozilla (Firefox) is complaining as the Financial Times initially reported. Opera too is part of the complaint. The source which made this claim adds:

Yes, if you choose a “Custom” install, you can control which browser will be the default. But most users will choose the express option; and if they’ve already selected a default browser other than IE, why not leave it that way? This isn’t accidental behavior; it was intentionally done by Microsoft, and today things like these don’t go unnoticed.


If rumours are true, Microsoft already prepares for the "equally evil" strategy to defend itself in this case. What is the "equally evil" strategy? It's the strategy whereby Microsoft starts attacking another company rather than defend its own actions. This time it allegedly plans to attack Google.

MICROSOFT WILL APPARENTLY try to distract the European Commission antitrust inquiry by pointing a finger at Google and claiming, "If you destroy our browser monopoly, Google will just step right in instead".


Yahoo is already giving up to Microsoft on the face of it and Microsoft is still insisting that it's wrong for "evil Google" to have a deal with Yahoo whilst perfectly fine for "gentle Microsoft" to do the same.

When asked about Microsoft's failed bid to buy Yahoo last year, he said a partnership would have been "valuable." "I'm glad we went down the road," Ballmer said. He repeated earlier comments about the potential opportunities of a search deal with Yahoo, which would likely attract more customers and advertisers.


For more information about the Yahoo-Microsoft situation, a decent place to start would be this.

"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."

--Albert Einstein

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