Microsoft to abandon standalone IE
Evan Hansen May 31 2003
Microsoft is phasing out standalone versions of its Internet Explorer
Web browser, according to statements attributed to IE program manager
Brian Countryman in an interview posted on the software giant's Web site.
"As part of the OS (operating system), IE will continue to evolve, but
there will be no future standalone installations. IE6 SP1 is the final
standalone installation," Countryman said in the the May 7 interview.
Microsoft issued a standalone browser with IE 6, following a court
ruling that found the company had violated antitrust laws by bundling IE
with its Windows operating system. The company has since settled the
case with the Justice Department and most of the other parties to the
suit, although a handful of holdouts continue to press for additional
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see also http://news.com.com/2009-1001-964255.html?tag=nl
see also http://news.com.com/2110-1016-994647.html?tag=nl
Isn't this what the whole friggin case was about ?
* Get found out.
* Get found guilty.
* Wait a while.
* then go ahead and do it anyway.