I agree that there is a choice. The choice between buying the product or not buying it. Microsoft doesn't force people to use only their browser. Microsoft only supplies a pre-bundled browser. If you google web browser in google, you will get firefox as the first hit, not chrome. If it were chrome, there wouldn't be much of a problem either since it's an excellent browser to begin win. People can search for whatever browser they desire, and they can find charts of what browser supports what. It's not Microsoft's problem if people don't know how to do research, a skill that is learned early in life. Even if Microsoft were to force people to use only IE, it's their right to do so as a corporation. If people don't like that, they can go somewhere else. I know that's how I felt with the iPad, I went to Android and am happy with the move.
People ultimately have the choice for what they do in life, what they download, and the things they decide to make. They can also choose to ignore, stop using, and move someplace else if they're not satisfied with what's going on. The thing that makes America so great is the freedom to make decisions, the ones you want to do to build your life, your business, and even your country. It is a matter of choice that is given to you, whether you know you have it or not, it is there. It will be a grim day when America is nannied like those in the UK (no offense but it doesn't work too well with capitalism). - 2cents