Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Mar 2009 17:31 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer Details are scarce at the moment, but testers familiar with the recently leaked Windows 7 build 7048 confirm that Internet Explorer 8 is now an optional component in Windows 7. This is most likely a direct consequence of the EU investigation into the bundling of IE. Still, a few questions remain.
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RE[4]: Windows 98
by ephracis on Wed 4th Mar 2009 20:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Windows 98"
ephracis
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2007-09-23

The problem is with people whom come to associate "internet" with "the blue e". I am not saying that if you remove the blue e they will suddenly realise where the association went wrong. It's just that if IE is installed, it will be used by a lot of people due to the fact that IE has already gained a market share that's large enough to make people think this way.

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RE[5]: Windows 98
by h3rman on Wed 4th Mar 2009 21:06 in reply to "RE[4]: Windows 98"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

Elsewhere, you may see people being upset when a familiar blue-reddish foxy icon is being replaced by the groovy IceWeasel. :-)

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RE[5]: Windows 98
by phoenix on Thu 5th Mar 2009 02:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Windows 98"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

The problem is with people whom come to associate "internet" with "the blue e". I am not saying that if you remove the blue e they will suddenly realise where the association went wrong. It's just that if IE is installed, it will be used by a lot of people due to the fact that IE has already gained a market share that's large enough to make people think this way.


It's sad how pervasive this thinking is. We had to name the Firefox icon on our Linux desktops "WEB" in order for people to stop calling the helpdesk asking how to "start the internet". ;) I mean, it's not rocket science to click on the applications menu, then internet menu, then Web Browser. But since there wasn't a blue E on the desktop, people were lost. ;)

Same for e-mail. We had to rename Kontact to E-mail.

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