Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jun 2009 22:03 UTC
Windows In a move to basically outflank the EU antitrust investigation, Microsoft has announced that all version of Windows 7 shipped in Europe will not include Internet Explorer 8 by default. This is reminiscent of the Windows XP N editions, which did not include Windows Media Player, but the difference here is that Microsoft will not ship versions of Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 8 in Europe.
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Download a Browser without a browser
by jedimasterk on Fri 12th Jun 2009 01:58 UTC
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So how will European Windows 7 users be able to download an alternate browser without a browser. If IE8 is included but not installed by default. You may still have to install it in order to be able to download Firefox,Opera. etcc. So it sort of defeats the purpose. sure you may need to have a Browser exe on a seperate disc, or flash drive. But will newbees realize this. What if you build your own system or only own one computer and need to re-install Windows 7, but have no browser exe. Things to think about!.

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