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Windows 7: Windows 7 raises complaints from rivals

07 May 2009   #1
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 
Windows 7 raises complaints from rivals

Microsoft Corp's next version of Windows is stirring fresh complaints of anticompetitive behavior from rivals who say the new version of the operating system gives unfair advantage to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

Windows 7 raises complaints from rivals - Tech and gadgets- msnbc.com


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07 May 2009   #2
Bryce

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Hasn't that always been how Microsoft released IE? Sorry, I haven't really followed Microsoft until Windows 7 lol.
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07 May 2009   #3
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I'm sorry but microsoft has given the end user the option to turn off IE and use whatever browser they want,
so companies complaining are just whining.
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Hasn't that always been how Microsoft released IE? Sorry, I haven't really followed Microsoft until Windows 7 lol.
yes, and like the article stated IE can be turned off
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07 May 2009   #4
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Too bad some pages on Microsoft's website don't load at all in other browsers. :/
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08 May 2009   #5
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azural View Post
Too bad some pages on Microsoft's website don't load at all in other browsers. :/
Don't go there. Nobody is forcing you...
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08 May 2009   #6
iThaos

Windows 7 RC
 
 

The other companies are just jealous that they can't release such fine and significant OSes like Windows
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08 May 2009   #7
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

interesting article. I will say that I use FF3.. and I've been loving Firefox for a while now.. I'm currently using their 3.5 Beta on Win7 and it's great. But the new IE8 is pretty solid as well.. I almost just left myself to use it. But in the end I just like FF
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08 May 2009   #8
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Don't go there. Nobody is forcing you...
Yeah, I just think it's funny that it's still like that. Though, they're not the only ones like that either. It's pretty bad that some sites have links to a IE6 download page when you view them.
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08 May 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

What I still don't get is, its Microsoft's Operating System, don't they have the right to have THEIR web-browser tied into it?

I mean OS X comes with Safari and I don't see complaints about that.
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08 May 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The other browsers are worried about their share of the market. Since IE8 is included in the actual OS, they cite unfair advantage.
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