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Microsoft to offer users choice of browser

Following a legal agreement with the European Competition Commission, Microsoft committed to letting Windows PC users across Europe install the web browser of their choice, rather than having Microsoft IE as a default.

A full scale role out will begin on March 1st via Windows Update and will offer users the opportunity to change their default browser to a list of randomly ordered options. Users will be presented with a list of leading browsers with a link to more information as well as a button to install. There will also be an option to "Select Later" to review the choice screen the next time the user logs on.

This update will arrive for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 customers. Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera are the alternative browsers that people will be offered.

For more information and screen shots of what you can expect, you can visit the Microsoft Blog.

Rob Leverton

Rob has worked as an IT technician and project manager with Connexion for 14 years before moving into his current role as head of the technical services team.

Although Rob comes from a technical background he’s very much a people person and he is exceptionally good at building excellent working relationships with our customers and his technical team to deliver service excellence to our clients.

Rob Leverton

James Stratton

James is passionate about technology and how it can transform business.  Having worked with hundreds of businesses in many different sectors over the last 25 years he has a huge amount of business IT knowledge that he enjoys imparting to Connexions customers.

James is responsible for Connexions strategic development and also still enjoys a role in consulting and sales and marketing