Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 13:55 UTC
Internet Explorer Yesterday, Microsoft dropped a bomb by announcing that all versions of Windows 7 released in Europe would ship without Internet Explorer pre-installed. This was in answer to the EU antitrust investigation currently under way regarding possible illegal bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. The first reactions to this news are coming in, with Opera and the EU both lamenting the move.
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RE[4]: What does this tell us?
by sbergman27 on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What does this tell us?"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

So there's an IE-specific site. Sure, it's stupid, but how often do you encounter it?

https://www.4emweb.com/Default.asp
http://warrantycentral.net
http://www.servicechannel.com/sc/login/client_login.asp
http://www.ajantunes.com/stores/roundup_food_equipment/
http://servicebench.com
http://manage.cpostores.com

Just a few business critical sites (off the top of my head and hardly a comprehensive list), that 60 of my users at just *one* of my customer sites have to worry about... oh... every working day.

Chrome works for you on the sites you like. And if a site doesn't play well, you have the luxury of saying "f--k'em" and not visiting that site. And based upon that you declare victory on behalf of us all.

But you keep missing that point, and mistaking my strong disagreement with your cavalier, overconfident, and complacent attitude, based upon my substantial first hand experience, with "arrogance".

Thom, there is a whole world on the web that your experience obviously does not bring you into contact with. And it is one which Microsoft cares a lot more about than what you use to browse Twitter and Blogspot.

Edited 2009-06-12 18:17 UTC

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