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#1 Posted on 20.3.10 1348.51
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Apparently the European Commission and Microsoft worked out an agreement whereby Windows users who have Internet Explorer as their default web browser receive a screen that lets them know that other browsers are available.

It's pretty interesting to me. Of course since they're letting people know what browsers are available, people get an overabundance of choice.

A picture of what the screen looks like is partway down at http://opentochoice.org/​2010/​02/​overview-​of-​browsers/​ (full disclosure: opentochoice.org is sponsered by the Mozilla Foundation, the people behind Firefox).

The main choices given are Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, and IE8. To the right of that are a bunch of browsers I have never heard of, such as Avant, Flock, GreenBrowser, K-Meleon, Maxthon, Sleipnir, and the Slim Browser. And if that wasn't enough, OpenToChoice wants you to know that there are even more browsers such as Camino, SeaMonkey, The World, iCab, Konqueror, Amaya, and Epiphany.

How much do you guys think this will change European browser market share, if any?

(edited by Mr. Boffo on 20.3.10 1351)
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