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Mozilla Gunning for Microsoft...in Court!

Lately we've been telling you how the European Union (EU) is suing Microsoft for bundling IE with Windows. Now the Mozilla Foundation, built on the remnants of what used to be Netscape, is helping the EU press its case.

The EU believes Microsoft gained dominant market share through bundling, which is true. It further argues that once Microsoft began losing market share to browsers you actually had to install, the company stopped development, resulting in an insecure hunk of software.

I'm not sure about this last point, but it does seem that Microsoft is dead serious about IE 8. The last beta was a mess, as Redmond readers in droves told me. But the feature set and focus on performance is heartening.

Are you using IE 8 R1? Is it more stable that the last beta? If so, e-mail me at [email protected]. I'm doing a feature story on this puppy.

Posted by Doug Barney on February 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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