Microsoft's announcement that the IE8 can be deactivated in Windows 7 is no good news for Opera CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner.
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The Opera CEO thinks that Microsoft has caused irreparable damage to the browser market by bundling Internet Explorer with Windows. The deactivation function after installing Windows 7 is only one step in the right direction. He would prefer that Microsoft allows a free browser choice already during the Windows 7 installation.
However, the Opera CEO does not think this will happen until the antitrust law investigations of the EU commission do force Microsoft to do so. For more information please refer to Zdnet.