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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Your not being forced to use KDE window manager and your Linux install media outside of liveCD builds include a choice of browsers for you to select from. Even with liveCDs Konqueror is rarely the only one there.

In the end though, your being forced to use IE window manager but you can always change your KDE to another window manager or even have multiple on the same system. KDE apps run fine under Gnome and Enlightenment, Gnome apps run fine under KDE and Enlightenment. Heck, Eterm is my prefered cli interface and I run that under KDE without more than the Eterm dependencies from Enlightenment isntalled.

But my Windows installs always lock me into an IE window manager which means the best IE removal can do is hide the icon.

(yup, I've tried other window managers but only IE window manager gets full use of Windows.)

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