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Windows 7: Windows 7E will you buy it?

View Poll Results: Will you buy Windows 7E
Yes 37 30.08%
Maybe 14 11.38%
No 53 43.09%
Will buy another version 19 15.45%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

11 Jul 2009   #41

Windows 7 / Linux Mint

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tuckeratlarge View Post
Personally I will be buying whatever I get offered on July 15th by ........
ok if you buy it at you got an English version, what I need to. The price is 49x (,,$ whatever). But because of the Price fro me it is more interesting to buy at (there is no .lu), because in it is cheaper, and do not ask transport to luxemburg. But I will not an German version. If I buy a German version and download an English, will than my Serial work for activation?? (with Office 2007 it works flawless that way, perhaps someone has made the experience with VISTA)

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11 Jul 2009   #42

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074

I think that in the end, there shouldn't even be a Windows 7 E. It's just stupid of the EU to take a small company's side because their browser sucks.

Besides, it's not MS's fault. More people use Firefox than IE.
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12 Jul 2009   #43

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post

besides, it's not ms's fault. More people use firefox than ie.
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12 Jul 2009   #44

Windows XP Service Pack 3 X86

Because I'm in China.
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12 Jul 2009   #45

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Nothing against IE, Im happy to get it and happy when I dont get it. Its just that Ive used FF as long as I can remember so I do not need it.

But I think we are forgetting something important in this W7E-issue. Of course EUs decision sucks, IE is an integrated part of Windows and should of course come with the installation packet.

But behind this for us so interesting decision is a bigger principal issue. These laws in EU are designed to give consumers more choice with less cost. An example: when a big European airline company wants to buy another big European airline company, EU probably says NO WAY if the new companys market share would be too big. They think if somebody has too big marketshare, this company could use its position to force smaller companies out of business thus getting free hands to raise prices and dictate everything. More competition equals lower prices, thats one of the main principals in capitalism.

This antitrust legislation gives EU no choice. If it is used (like many times in recent years) against airlines, retailers, media corporates and such, they had to use it against MS when the complaint was made.

Personally I have to add I am maybe not so EU critical than some other users of this forum. As a citizen of one EU-country, living in another EU-country and working in a couple more EU-countries, I see the benefits of this system daily, both in my privat and business life.

This is a personal opinion. It is not meant to offence anybody nor it is meant to be an absolut fact. Like I said, it is just an opinion.
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12 Jul 2009   #46

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64

i was going to buy it ...yes

until i found out they are jacking up the prices here in australia

so now its a profound NO

why should i pay more just because i dont live in the fabled US of A

no offence but stupid americans

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12 Jul 2009   #47
Andy Carr

Windows 7

Yes and for the reduced price.

I use IE and put up with the EU's strange ways
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12 Jul 2009   #48

Windows 7 32bit RTM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
60 percent of the people using IE don't know how to download and install apps
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12 Jul 2009   #49

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
60 percent of the people using IE don't know how to download and install apps
Pull the other one.
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12 Jul 2009   #50
Orbital Shark


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
I voted an emphatic NO. I will not be purchasing Windows 7 E, for several reasons:
  1. First and foremost is because Windows is a Microsoft product, and Microsoft therefore has the right to decide what they will or will not include in their own products. Nobody has the right to dictate what can and cannot be done to something that does not belong to them.
  2. If Microsoft must remove IE from Windows, then Apple must remove Safari from OSX, and all the various flavors of Linux must also not include a browser.
  3. If the browser competition really does not like the majority share of IE, then they need to get their acts together and improve their products in order to begin providing browsers that actually do work better than IE. IE is the better choice not because of bully or monopoly tactics - it's the better choice because it's the better product.
  4. Windows 7 E will probably not be available in South Africa...
It all comes down to this:

A society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end up with neither. - Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)
Agreed.....100%, Well put
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