Update: Oops. I misread the article, and I’m not the only one. Thanks to Ed Bott for setting us straight. Ignore the below – IE is counted as one of the three. But still, run Linux, and no-one will ever try and stop you running as many apps as you want ;-)
Is it anticompetitive to exempt IE from the 3-app limit on Windows 7 Starter Edition, but not other browsers?
So if you use IE as your browser on Windows 7 SE, you can have three other apps open, but if you use Firefox, you can only have two. Seems like a fairly big disincentive built into the OS to use alternative browsers, to me. That doesn’t sit well with “EC Principle 2” – Windows Must Not Provide a Technical Advantage to IE.