Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 17:04 UTC
Internet & Networking Following the EU investigation into Internet Explorer's inclusion in Windows, Microsoft made it possible to "turn off" Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7, by removing the executable and every mention of the browser from the system. According to Opera and Google, this is nice, but not enough.
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RE[2]: muddy waters
by raver31 on Thu 12th Mar 2009 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE: muddy waters"
raver31
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2005-07-06

This isn't exactly right. All linux browsers are removable, but you can't really use KDE without Konqueror (or at least KHTML). So, though you can remove it, the application is so tied to others, that you'll have to remove a lot more.

The same goes for IE (or its engine Trident). You can hide it, but you can't remove it without breaking a lot more.



Since KDE4, Konqueror is fully installable without affecting the rest of KDE.

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RE[3]: muddy waters
by MollyC on Fri 13th Mar 2009 06:26 in reply to "RE[2]: muddy waters"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

"This isn't exactly right. All linux browsers are removable, but you can't really use KDE without Konqueror (or at least KHTML). So, though you can remove it, the application is so tied to others, that you'll have to remove a lot more.

The same goes for IE (or its engine Trident). You can hide it, but you can't remove it without breaking a lot more.



Since KDE4, Konqueror is fully installable without affecting the rest of KDE.
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And this is relevant, why?
There are lots of Windows apps that make use of the IE components if not IE itself. How KDE does things is irrelevant. Fine, you were responding to someone that used KDE as an example, but it was just an example. Saying that KDE4 does things differently doesn't refute the argument. Another example can easily take it's place. Removing webkit or quicktime from OSX would break certain parts of the OS and apps that depend on the corresponding APIs.

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RE[3]: muddy waters
by computrius on Sat 14th Mar 2009 02:29 in reply to "RE[2]: muddy waters"
computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Except when its not ;)

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