After the OneCare fiasco (the “protection” program removed the users Outlook data file) Microsoft quickly issued a patch, along with some other fixes. The most recent Windows update no longer attacks Microsoft’s own products. Only the competitor’s.
After this week’s Windows Update, Firefox is no longer the default browser. Now, this is so stupid, and most users will obviously reset it in minutes, that I don’t really believe it’s an intentional attack on Firefox. It’s just careless, ignorant. Classic Microsoft.
Update: Oh, now I’ve got it: “We’re in it to win”
Update (3/18): Microsoft contacted me. That’s nice, I guess they are not 100% careless after all. But the story continues.
Update (3/26): Read the solution here.