The good news about Microsoft’s announcement that PC makers can now “remove” access to Internet Explorer from new PCs is that nobody is falling for it. Now that Microsoft has a virtual monopoly on Web browsers and they’ve moved on to other things, like pervasively embedding hooks to Passport into the operating system, they have nothing to lose by making this concession. Besides, since there’s no other browser company out there interested in doing deals with PC makers to be the default browser on new PCs, nobody is going to turn off IE anyway. Duh.