Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 14th Jun 2009 21:37 UTC
Podcasts It's an almost 50/50 split of Apple and Microsoft news. Apple's WWDC is an unavoidable news-machine outputting Snow Leopard, Safari 4, new MacBook [Pro]s and the iPhone 3GS (The 'S' is for sucks -- ed. It's a joke!). Microsoft returns the volley with their decision to remove IE completely from Windows 7 in Europe, but between all this giant game of tennis we find a quiet moment to discuss QNX and SkyOS too.
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Can't wait for EU Windows 7
by rrife on Mon 15th Jun 2009 13:27 UTC
rrife
Member since:
2006-12-12

"Microsoft returns the volley with their decision to remove IE completely from Windows 7 in Europe"....actually the EU's politicians decided to remove IE from Windows, not Microsoft's engineers.

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Ars Vivendi Member since:
2009-04-09

Quite the opposite. They want MS to offer a choice between different browsers, they don't want MS to remove IE entirely. Removing IE was an initiative from MS to minimize the damage. Offering the users a choice would be much worse for them.

See http://www.h-online.com/open/EU-vs-Microsoft-Windows-7-to-be-releas...

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japh Member since:
2005-11-11

Microsoft did a similar stunt with the Windows version without media player.
The effect was that they didn't have to let the competition in, since that windows version wasn't really popular (for obvious reasons).

Now they're trying to do the same thing again. Formally complying to the EU verdict, while ignoring the intent.

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