• Two big votes for the browser ballot box

    BBC reports that Microsoft and the EU have reached an agreement that will put an end to a decade of fighting over browsers – a particularly expensive battle for Microsoft.

    According to the agreement, Microsoft will offer a “ballot box” in European versions of Windows 7, where customers get to choose their browser from among the best-known browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera). The new element: the order that the browsers appear in the ballot box will be random.

    Sounds like a good solution to me. Hard to believe it took this long – and this much money – to come to it. Good on ya, Opera, for hanging tough on your home ground.