August 19th, 2009, 19:16 PM
Mozilla complains about IE ballot solution
Senior executives at Mozilla have argued that recent proposals by Microsoft to appease European Commission (EC) anti-trust regulators over the unfair bundling of Internet Explorer (IE) in Windows products do not go far enough.
After a series of back and forth moves, Microsoft agreed to present consumers with a ballot screen offering a choice of browsers. Users would then pick one to install as their default browser.
However, Mozilla general counsel Harvey Anderson wrote in a blog posting that modifications need to be made to the ballot screen solution, which the EC seems close to accepting.
Anderson claimed that, at present, the ballot screen will be presented only to "users who have set IE as their default web browser", but nothing is mentioned about those who bought PCs with IE pre-installed.
Full story: V3.co.uk