Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: EU Vista, XP users will also get to vote IE off island

28 Jul 2009   #1
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 
EU Vista, XP users will also get to vote IE off island

Upon closer inspection, Microsoft's browser ballot proposal for the EU is much more drastic than one would expect. Users will choose from up to 10 different browsers. And it won't be limited to Windows 7 users; the ballot screen will be pushed as an update to current Windows XP and Windows Vista users. PC manufacturers will also have the option of shipping one or more third-party browsers in place of IE8 without fear of retaliation from Microsoft. It's a big change for a company that just last month wanted Windows 7 to be shipped in Europe without Internet Explorer 8 so as to avoid a ballot screen in the first place.

The balloting process will last for five years from the date the European Commission agrees to it, which pushes it into Windows 8 territory. So let's look at the nitty gritty of the browser ballot announced late last week.

Full Story: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/07/eu-vista-xp-users-will-also-get-to-vote-ie-off-the-island.ars


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Jul 2009   #2
Copyright

Windows 7 x64 7229
 
 

This is getting out of hand. If Windows wants to ship IE with THEIR operating system, then they should be allowed to do so. People who don't want to use IE don't have too... I myself use Firefox and IE came with my operating system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2009   #3
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Copyright View Post
This is getting out of hand. If Windows wants to ship IE with THEIR operating system, then they should be allowed to do so. People who don't want to use IE don't have too... I myself use Firefox and IE came with my operating system.
I agree and the next thing MS will have to offer a ballot box for sticky notes, paint, ftp, disk defrag, sound recorder and etc.

Sooner than later I hope Apple gets nailed for doing the same thing MS keeps getting nailed for. I can dream right
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


29 Jul 2009   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Sammy,

I am a big Mac fan, however, I have to agree 100%. I use Firefox on both the Mac OS and in Win 7. It will have to happen sooner or later; in fact I am surprise that Mircosoft hasn't pulled an Opera in the EU against Apple. Wouldn't blame if they did.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #5
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
in fact I am surprise that Mircosoft hasn't pulled an Opera in the EU against Apple. Wouldn't blame if they did.
That sounds cool...

But Opera might get there first!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

lol I can just see the XP users going "wtf" when they get the update as they many will not have been keeping up with developments.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It would be interesting to know what browser(s) the members of this sub-committee are using on their computers, especially if they are using Windows. If they are using a form of IE, then that would be classed as hypocritical. Mind you, would that be of any surprise with politicians?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #8
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
If they are using a form of IE, then that would be classed as hypocritical. Mind you, would that be of any surprise with politicians?
As to the last it would surprise me they weren't.

As to the first, i fail to see the hypocrisy. They're just functionaries doing the job they are paid to do. Their personal preferences for browsers are immaterial.

You have the EU parliament, they are politicians they make the laws. You have the EU committees they are the law enforcement.

Don't blame the police officer for citing you for speeding. Blame yourself or the politicians who made the law.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Most corporate pcs use IE in my experience, I cant see that being any different for EU staff.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The following idiom or phrase springs to mind:
Name:  Capture.PNG
Views: 40
Size:  14.4 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 EU Vista, XP users will also get to vote IE off island




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide Lags
Hi, I was wondering my PC runs the Dead Island games with lag. It's really annoying, my friend's PC doesn't lag and his is less powerful. I run the games on Steam. My PC specs: Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.4GHz 16.0 GB of RAM My video card: AMD Radeon HD 6450
Gaming
Any HP dv6700 laptop users here? Vista to 7 Ultimate help.
Hi all. My issue is with the caps/num/scroll lock lights. They don't light up. :( all other lights work fine... you could land an a 747 on all the blue lights up on top of the keyboard :D I'm running an HP dv6700 laptop (dv6885SE) The pc was shipped with Vista 32 bit and by a stroke of luck...
General Discussion
Deleting old Vista Users folder
I had copied over my old vista \Users folder and finally got around to moving over all the files. I tried to delete the folder but 3 hidden folders don't won't to delete themselves leaving me stuck with the directories. Users_Vista\User\Documents My Music My Pictures My Videos I've...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Almost Twice as Many Users as Vista
More - Windows 7 Almost Twice as Many Users as Vista - - Softpedia
News
German users: Want a free Vista Ultimate 64-bit?
On my bookshelf lies original, authenticated copy of German Vista Ultimate 64-bit DVD, of course with original key. Itīs been there since summer of 2008, I do not even remember why I bought it. Itīs useless for me, having Vista DVD`s in English and Finnish. First one to claim can get it free,...
Installation & Setup
Upgrading to Windows 7: what XP and Vista users need to know
Last week, Microsoft finally announced that there would be six editions of Windows 7, just like there were for Windows XP and Windows Vista. The company will release Windows 7 Starter (worldwide only via OEMs), Windows 7 Home Basic (only in emerging markets), Windows 7 Home Premium (retail and...
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Đ Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App