Pot to Kettle: “You’re Black”
I distinctly remember in the first round of antitrust suites against Microsoft there were complaints that the default Windows installation included a link to the MSN Internet Service Provider sign-up URL. AOL was included in this debacle.
Recently I had to install the Netscape browser to get to the bottom of a problem a client was having only when they used Netscape. Going through the install process, I made sure only the browser was installed, ensuring there wasn’t even a desktop for it. Lo and behold, I now have a AOL sign-up icon on my desktop** and** my Start menu.
I love how companies like AOL and Sun cry foul when Microsoft does something they don’t like. Put in the same situation–despite there now being a precedence for an action not being legally acceptable–they do the exact same thing they were whining about.
Give me a break.