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[2]: Comment by johnnysaucepn
by l3v1 on Sat 13th Jun 2009 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by johnnysaucepn"
l3v1
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2005-07-06

There will be NO versions with IE.


The repetition of this begins to annoy me. Putting in icon on the desktop that when clicked downloads and installs IE automatically through ftp or windows update wouldn't cost a full day's technician salary at MS. This is a non-issue. Even putting "download&install x browser" icons with all major browsers on the desktop wouldn't hurt anyone, and it would be even better than the EU-wanted popup dialog idiotism.

This whole thing is just ridiculous. Giant nitwits throwing sand at each other.

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