An recent article in the Wall Street Journal discussed the latest salvo in the Sun Microsystem versus Microsoft Java virtual machine war. Sun had just announced something called "Activator" which was intended to circumvent Microsoft's broken JVM in Internet Explorer. A spokesperson for Microsoft had this to say:
But Activator "sounds like Big Brother technology," said Tod Nielsen, Microsoft's general manager of developer relations. "Having software mysteriously search a user's machine and then replace it with something it views as kosher isn't what Microsoft's about. We believe in customer choice," he said.
I guess he has never used Windows '95.