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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Ok Captain Fabulous, if it's just the libraries which IE and other programs rely on, why is iexplore.exe still on the system and responding too:

Start -> Run -> iexplore.exe

You'd think that removing through add/remove would result in only the minimal shared DLL left behind not simply having IE step behind the wizard's curtain.

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Drumhellar Member since:

Sorry, but I had to mod you down.

IE8 is removed from my Win7 system. typing "iexplore.exe" in the run box gives an error.

While it stayed in XP after "uninstalling", this is about Windows 7.

Also, XP does say it just removes the icon.

I don't remember about Vista, though.

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jabbotts Member since:

I do appreciate you pointing out why, I've had comments I thought fully on topic and not remotely hostile but modded down and I always spend a minute wondering what the heck for. If there is a "why comment was modded down" function, I've not found it yet.

I also appreciate the correction on Win7. It's new enough that it's still outside my general scope. I'm mucking with the RC now but it won't fully come into play until retail release. Hopefully it's not simply removing iexplore.exe and the icon; I'm good with an uninstall that leaves the minimal shared libraries behind. That hasn't been the case with previous Windows versions though.

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