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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sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

I agree but it also depends on the business. In a previous position, the business is limited by many webapps that break unless you use IE6. A freaking enterprise class organization and they're crippled by IE6. No IE7. IE8; forget about it.

Agreed that this likely varies from business area to business area. Since my customers run Linux desktops, the IE6 fetish you describe actually ameliorates my situation, at least by a bit. I rely upon Crossover Office for the IE sessions. And while IE6 is a supported app, IE7 and later are not.

Of course, as an admin with a conscience, setting this up for my users is actually contributing to the problem. But what choice do I really have?

Edited 2009-06-12 21:33 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Linux desktops but IE required. Bless them for the platform choice but it just seems backwards to keep the stiffy over IE like that. Here's hopeing they get over it and fix there webapps.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Just to be clear, my customers want to use Linux and Epiphany. But we have to do business through 3rd parties' web apps which require IE. My customers, my customers' employees, and I are all victims of those third parties... all of whom are much bigger than we are and don't particularly have to care what we want.

I keep Voodoo dolls of some of their support techs. But stab as I might with the needles, it hasn't seemed to do any good.

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