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Which company will win the 'browser ballot'?

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Microsoft has been providing the web's most popular browser, Internet Explorer, with it's Windows operating system as the default option.

But after complaints from other browser companies the European Union ruled that this bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows amounted to an unfair advantage for its home made browser, especially as so many PCs run Windows.

It has demanded that the PC giant give us an active choice as to which browser should be the one that pops up by default on Windows machines when you want to browse the web.

That could challenge the dominance of Internet Explorer which is currently the most used browser by raising awareness of the alternatives.

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