Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jul 2009 21:07 UTC
Windows The browser saga between Microsoft, the EU, and various browser makers just got a new chapter. We all know how the EU and Microsoft are in a legal tussle over the inclusion of Internet Explorer with Windows. Microsoft surprised everyone in June by announcing that Windows 7 would ship without Internet Explorer in Europe, a move it had hoped would silence the EU. The EU and Opera, however, were not impressed, and now Microsoft has caved in to the pressure.
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Make it modular like e.g. Linux
by bralkein on Fri 24th Jul 2009 22:34 UTC
bralkein
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2006-12-20

The cool thing about Linux is that it is quite modular, so you can build it up to be whatever you want or strip it down to be nice and slim. On my laptop it is over 10GB with all the random stuff I have installed, but on my ADSL modem it is under 2MB, and that's including a web interface!

What the EU want is a basic level of modularity on Windows so that the OEM PC retailers decide what goes on the PCs, and not MS. I think that would be a good thing for everyone.

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