Microsoft Offering Alternative Browsers to Windows 7 Users

by on March 1, 2010
in Browsers, Microsoft, Windows




windows7-logoNow this is something really very surprising! Microsoft is offering other “alternative” web browsers to its users in Europe.

In the latest Windows Update, Microsoft prompts users of Internet Explorer using Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 to make an “important choice” of choosing their web browser. The move is part of a settlement with the European Commission.

This update will be delivered to you via Automatic Updates, or if you have that disabled, you can get it from the Windows Update website. It doesn’t alter anything in your system, other than it unpins IE from your taskbar and asks you what browser you want to use.

The list of web browsers being offered by Microsoft are:

  • Avant
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Flock
  • Green Browser
  • Internet Explorer
  • K-meleon
  • Maxthon
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Sleipnir
  • Slim

Remember, this is only for users who use Internet Explorer as their default browser. Windows users who already use other web browsers i.e. Firefox, Opera etc will not be prompted to choose.

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[Via AfterDawn]

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