Internet Explorer 7 beta nukes Google and Yahoo toolbars

Posted on Friday, July 29 2005 @ 21:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Register reports the first beta version of Internet Explorer 7 has some mysterious problems. Search toolbars from Google and Yahoo suddenly stop working in IE7, while other third-party toolbars designed to block pop-ups still work perfect. Strange issue..
But it does raise ominous echoes of Microsoft's previous tactics of foreclosing competition by hiding the alternatives available to users. For anti-competitive reasons, Microsoft is unlikely to risk such a move in the finished product. We'll have to see.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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