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Microsoft IE 8 Default Browser Controversy -- Trickery or Much Ado About Nothing?
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 04 May 2009 10:19

The offending "Express" setting, which some argue "tricks" users into resetting their default browser.

Jason Mick (Blog) - May 1, 2009 2:04 PM

Microsoft's latest move is critiqued by the news community

The blogosphere is heating up over some some interesting options in the Internet Explorer 8 installation process. Eager to spread its shiny next-generation browser, IE 8, to the masses, Microsoft has included an option which resets the user's default browser in what some argue is too subtle a manner. The "Express" option during the IE 8 install is designed to make the install quicker and easier for novice users. However it also contains what is coming as a surprise to some -- it make IE 8 the default browser, without a popup prompt or question screen. [DailyTech...]   [Comments...]

 

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