MSN Shutting Out Non-MS Browsers
from the evil-empire-at-work? dept
It seems that Microsoft has a special talent for doing things that stink of monopoly practices. They don’t even try to hide it any more. The latest is that they’re apparently blocking access to MSN.com unless you come in using IE. Since I don’t use MSN.com at all, this isn’t such a big deal to me, but it seems like a very silly way to force people to upgrade their browsers to the “approved” version. All it does is anger people who were doing just fine with whatever browser they chose until Microsoft came along and decided it wasn’t good enough. Update: Following the outrage from many people Microsoft has decided to open up MSN.com viewing to other browsers, though they warn the experience won’t be as good. Oh, darn. Update again: Okay, Microsoft lied. They’re still not letting in many non-IE browsers.