Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jun 2009 22:03 UTC
Windows In a move to basically outflank the EU antitrust investigation, Microsoft has announced that all version of Windows 7 shipped in Europe will not include Internet Explorer 8 by default. This is reminiscent of the Windows XP N editions, which did not include Windows Media Player, but the difference here is that Microsoft will not ship versions of Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 8 in Europe.
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RE[3]: no morals?
by poundsmack on Sun 14th Jun 2009 00:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: no morals?"
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

"Aha! That is exactly the point where you lost the point.
There is an issue of OEM's, same one as Intel was fined, that MS can push them to do anything with almost infinite leverage."

Actually this is where you lost me. None of the major vendors have that rule in place. It would be deemed as anto competitive and therfore illigal in most countries. The rules inclusive to having an MS OEM licence do not have any clause in them to that effect, i know from first had experience.

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