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Windows 7: Windows 7 to be shipped in Europe sans IE

11 Jun 2009   #1
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 to be shipped in Europe sans IE

Microsoft has responded to the EU's antitrust investigation into its bundling of its browser with Windows by deciding to ship Windows 7 in Europe without Internet Explorer 8 installed. Say hello to the spiritual successor of Windows XP N: Windows 7 E.

Full Story: Windows 7 to be shipped in Europe sans Internet Explorer - Ars Technica


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11 Jun 2009   #2
z3r010

 

Yet another stupid ruling by the EU idiots.
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11 Jun 2009   #3
Malboro

Windows 7
 
 

"...consumers who purchase retail copies will not have a browser that they can use to download a browser. O_o
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11 Jun 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Yet another stupid ruling by the EU idiots.
yep damn EU.
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11 Jun 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

I wonder which way the Pirate Party members would have voted
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11 Jun 2009   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Yet another stupid ruling by the EU idiots.
The've even included the EEA which includes ICELAND -- why should we have to put up with this B/S we aren't even members of the EU.

As others have also drily remarked - how do you download anything even if its free if there's no browser included with your initial install.

Of course there's another little minor problem -- without a browser how do you activate your copy of windows or use any sort of Webmail service.

Well yet another case I suppose of Non technical management taking technical decisions.

I'll just D/L W7 retail from the US I suppose.

Cheers
jimbo
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11 Jun 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hello Jimbo

Removing IE itself does not remove the back-end dlls etc that service the WU and other items so it Should be possible to include some form of update link to IE or even alternate browsers

That's how I understand the removal option as it is at the moment and I assume how they will ship
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11 Jun 2009   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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"Computer manufacturers will be able to add any browser they want to their Windows 7 machines, including Internet Explorer, so European consumers who purchase new PCs will be able to access the Internet without any problem. Consumers will also be able to add any Web browser to their PCs, to supplement or replace the browsers preinstalled by their computer manufacturer."
Looks like a browser/toolbar will be the order of the day for manufacturers ...

Nice one here
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11 Jun 2009   #9
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Malboro View Post
"...consumers who purchase retail copies will not have a browser that they can use to download a browser. O_o
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Microsoft will offer IE8 via CD, FTP, and retail channels.
So i would expect a ftp link prominent in the welcome screen and other places.
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11 Jun 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

erm just one tiny small point comes to mind regarding this law...

HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO SURF AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO GET HOLD OF A BROWSER!
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