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This interesting note was posted to a SJ Mercury News discussion page.
Sanjana Chetia - 10:20pm Oct 20, 1997 PST (#20 of 28)
When I was trying to load Visual Studio some time ago, I was
flabergasted that the installation will not complete because I did not
have IE installed in my PC. First, I was asked if I wanted to install
IE, I replied No and continued the installation. Then I received a
warning saying that some components may use IE. I was again asked if I
wanted to install IE. I said No (I am already used to Netscape and had
no reason to change my browser). Besides I only wanted to quickly
compile a Visual C++ file and was not going to use all the features and
components of Visual Studio.
However, to my amazement the installation exited without completing
because I refused to install IE in my PC. If this is not an
anti-competitive and monopolistic practice, what is? I am glad the
Justice Department finally acted....
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