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Windows 7: Choose your own Web browser for Windows 7

04 Aug 2009   #1

 
Choose your own Web browser for Windows 7

Web browser war is raging at the moment and now, Microsoft has sent a proposal to the EU, to the user to choose which Web browser to use.

In all other previous Windows versions, the Web browser Internet Explorer, followed by operating system, which also does not remove from your computer.

But that changed with the new Windows 7 after the EU went into the competition case. For a long time, Microsoft has instead planned only to send a so-called 'E'-version out that is not included Internet Explorer in Europe.

But that is no longer the case. Instead, they have now sent a new proposal to the EU, allowing Europeans to choose their operating system web browser. The window could well be an option when Windows 7 comes out in Europe on 22 October. The Danish version a week later.

taken from (danish site, in danish): TV 2 Beep

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04 Aug 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Web browser war is raging at the moment and now, Microsoft has sent a proposal to the EU, to the user to choose which Web browser to use.

In all other previous Windows versions, the Web browser Internet Explorer, followed by operating system, which also does not remove from your computer.

But that changed with the new Windows 7 after the EU went into the competition case. For a long time, Microsoft has instead planned only to send a so-called 'E'-version out that is not included Internet Explorer in Europe.

But that is no longer the case. Instead, they have now sent a new proposal to the EU, allowing Europeans to choose their operating system web browser. The window could well be an option when Windows 7 comes out in Europe on 22 October. The Danish version a week later.

taken from (danish site, in danish): TV 2 Beep
En Sergio min ven, det er gamle nyheder ... MS er i gang med den valgrunde system ..

oh, sorry .. I got hung up on the TV 2 news cast .. Sergio my friend, this is old news .. MS is going with the ballott system .. I think ..
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04 Aug 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
En Sergio min ven, det er gamle nyheder ... MS er i gang med den valgrunde system ..

oh, sorry .. I got hung up on the TV 2 news cast .. Sergio my friend, this is old news .. MS is going with the ballott system .. I think ..
what the hell!? does everybody speak danish here?
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04 Aug 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
what the hell!? does everybody speak danish here?
I lived in Sondestromfijord and Gothoeb for about a year and a half...


Det er et lille verden er ikke det??
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04 Aug 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I lived in Sondestromfijord and Gothoeb for about a year and a half...


Det er et lille verden er ikke det??
Oh yes it is btw it is: Det er en lille verden, er det ikke?
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04 Aug 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Oh yes it is btw it is: Det er en lille verden, er det ikke?
lol.. its been 35 years, im lucky to remember what I do .. age has a habit of doing that ..
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05 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 7100 32-bit, Vista Home Premium 32-bit, XP Home 32-bit, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

So does this mean RTM won't be the same as the one on October 22nd?
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05 Aug 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

They call it RTM.. Released To Manufacturers ... so yes, its the version that you will see in the retail outlets ...
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05 Aug 2009   #9

Vista64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Web browser war is raging at the moment and now, Microsoft has sent a proposal to the EU, to the user to choose which Web browser to use.

In all other previous Windows versions, the Web browser Internet Explorer, followed by operating system, which also does not remove from your computer.

But that changed with the new Windows 7 after the EU went into the competition case. For a long time, Microsoft has instead planned only to send a so-called 'E'-version out that is not included Internet Explorer in Europe.

But that is no longer the case. Instead, they have now sent a new proposal to the EU, allowing Europeans to choose their operating system web browser. The window could well be an option when Windows 7 comes out in Europe on 22 October. The Danish version a week later.

taken from (danish site, in danish): TV 2 Beep

Dont see the big deal, people have always been able to choose their own browser....

All this is the EU got a stick up their posterior and threw a fit.
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05 Aug 2009   #10

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi all
Why are we even bothering with this B/S.

Browsers in any case are FREE so what's all the fuss about.

I actually used to like Firefox but it's beginning to suffer the same fate as a load of software these days --Nero is a prime example. You start out with a great product but then just add so much BLOAT on to it that you lose the original reason why people got the product in the first place.

I actually LIKE IE8 and if you use RDP over the web this browser is the only one that supports the RDP web interface --- needs to execute active-x components.

When you can't launch RDP natively on a locked down corporate computer your only solution is to use the web version (you need IIS running on your remote machine). However firefox / opera etc just don't have the active-x stuff enabled.


If people need to install another browser -- thats fine by me but with the latest incarnations of IE8 (and soon IE9) I really can't see too much advantage of running alternatives.

Now on Linux -- another issue entirely.

Cheers
jimbo
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