Linked by Adam S on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 14:50 UTC
Windows According to Microsoft beat writer Mary Jo Foley, word is that "Windows 7's mail, photo-management and movie-maker subsystems applets are all being replaced by optionally installable Windows Live equivalents." To many, replacing subsystems with services is a good thing. But what will the self-professed geeks think? Cnet seems to think that "Windows 7 must appeal to geeks--or else!"
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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
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Things like the help engine, and MANY components in popular apps, reference IE. Quickbooks won't install unless you have IE AND FLASH!

You can't pull IE from Windows. But things like Windows Mail, Windows Media Player, Movie Maker, Messenger, etc should be easy to strip out.

I know that - I even said that (albeit in a more direct way):
they're far too integrated into the OS

My point was some of the crap that drive people away from windows is some of the crap that's so far burried into the OS that it simply can't be removed (for the same reasons you reitterested yourself)

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