I'm european, and I like the Idea that everyone has the choice of his software use, and I understand fully that if IE is integrated a "normal" not special PC interessted User will use it. What is not so good for the concurence. But why Apple is not forced to remove there safari!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Idea that we will NOT have the E version, but a international Version with Browser choice Menu is good, but if that version do not contain a forced IE version, the Upgrade Problem is international too, and the US pre-orders must be change from upgrade to full versions.
The fakt that IE is part of Windows is there, but I will discribte it in an other way. Windows and Internet Explorer use for a lot of stuff the same base, so IE can't work without Windows and Windows can't work without IE. But if the exe from IE and all Links from the menu can open with an other Browser, no one can say that IE is integrade in Windows.
For my Personal Browser Choice I have change my opinion: as Linux-User I was to a FireFox user, than my starts with windows 7, I have use Chrome, but some Sites didn't open rigth, so I have tryed IE8, and after a time, I will no more miss IE.