Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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Windows without IE
by bloodandsoil on Mon 26th Jan 2009 16:00 UTC
bloodandsoil
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2007-08-24

From a technical standpoint, I see no problem with a default install of Windows that does not include Internet Explorer (or any web browser).

You do not need a web browser in order to download a web browser.

It would be a relatively simple matter for Windows to develop a menu link that launches a graphical downloader that assists the user in the process of downloading a self-extracting executable installer for IE (or any other browser). wget, or the myriad of other download tools, would work as well.

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RE: Windows without IE
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 26th Jan 2009 17:49 in reply to "Windows without IE"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

You do not need a web browser in order to download a web browser.

It would be a relatively simple matter for Windows to develop a menu link that launches a graphical downloader that assists the user in the process of downloading a self-extracting executable installer for IE (or any other browser). wget, or the myriad of other download tools, would work as well.

I said something similar in a comment in a previous article, only difference being that my idea was a wizard (since Microsoft seems to love them so much), yet people still managed to defend Microsoft.

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