European Commission: No tying of Internet Explorer in Windows

January 28, 2009

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objectives to Microsoft, concerning Internet Explorer in the Windows Operating System. Because Microsoft is tying its web browser with Windows, they abuse their dominant position in the software industry. Customers should be able to choose the web browser of their choice.

Firefox eating IE

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DSL Extreme – Customer Service Is Not In Your Contract (but a $250 cancellation fee is)

October 3, 2008

Who knows DSL Extreme better than me? Probably not very many people. I’ve been with DSLE with various accounts since 2000. I’m also a 10-year IT vet that happens to know a lot about networking — not that I expect you to believe “Mr. Random Internets Guy” about his geek cred, but there it is.

DSLE has had their boneheaded technical issues in the past, certainly. But I hate big telco, so I’ve tried to be a faithful customer. Incidentally, I just started as a sysadmin in the silicon valley area of Northern California, USA. There’s obviously a lot of tech here, which means a lot of ISP’s. Even so, I tried to keep DSLE in the spirit of supporting the little guy, and because your don’t have to be a lawyer to understand their fair access policy. As history will show, that turned out to be a mistake…

The numbers speak for themselves.

The numbers speak for themselves.

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