Since when do you need a web browser to download things. Why not just have a screen on the install to select a browser.
MS is still a the king of the desktop OS and as long as they continue to leverage it to include their own software they will be perceived as evil. I think everyone except MS believes Apple is relevant. Different companies, different models, different products.
Apple just toys with MS so they seem like they are that important.
I think Apple is more evil and more monopolized than MS. The controled app store is a really big example. The only reason Apple doesn't appear to be evil is because Apple is not as rich as MS. Apple is smaller doesn't mean it is any less evil than MS.