Microsoft has agreed to offer its users a choice of Web browsers. This has ended of a long antitrust case started by the European Union. Now Microsoft will offer a ballot screen to its European users who have Internet Explorer as their default Web browser.
It is commendable that Microsoft is complying with the Europen Commission policy and is doing its job. However, as a Web community, we face a bigger challenge in educating the users and corporates who do not care about getting rid of IE-specific applications or working with a better browser. Unless this happens, a free browser choice won’t have much effect.