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Windows 7: Modular Windows plan 'welcomed'

09 Mar 2009   #1
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
Modular Windows plan 'welcomed'

Plans to introduce modular features in Windows 7 have been welcomed by the European Commission's former Microsoft monitoring trustee.

Windows Features allows users to turn off applications such as Media Centre, Media Player and Internet Explorer.

More... BBC NEWS | Technology | Modular Windows plan 'welcomed'


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09 Mar 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks Dwarf,

Looks like they may be getting the idea - The EU that is,

RANT ALERT

And as for the comments on MS's business model - that is the only way to run any business - you dominate your market then you use your domination to make lots of money. It is different if you're some form of QANGO like the EU but any business that does not seek to remove opposition is missing the point. I'm not saying that this is the best thing for the consumer but a business, to be sucsessful, must be selfish

Rant over
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09 Mar 2009   #3
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Thanks Dwarf,

Looks like they may be getting the idea - The EU that is,

RANT ALERT

And as for the comments on MS's business model - that is the only way to run any business - you dominate your market then you use your domination to make lots of money. It is different if you're some form of QANGO like the EU but any business that does not seek to remove opposition is missing the point. I'm not saying that this is the best thing for the consumer but a business, to be sucsessful, must be selfish

Rant over
I think your right. There's an old saying, you have no friends in business.
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09 Mar 2009   #4
Mason

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Eh, that's the hypocritical thing about Capitalism, we promote success but then condemn those who become succesful. :\
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09 Mar 2009   #5
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mason View Post
Eh, that's the hypocritical thing about Capitalism, we promote success but then condemn those who become succesful. :\
That is so profound.
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10 Mar 2009   #6
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Capitalism without regulation (ie EU) leads to monopolies, which kills competition, which is the fuel on which capitalism runs.
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10 Mar 2009   #7
DiamondNRG

 

Haha, this thread is funny.
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11 Mar 2009   #8
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
Haha, this thread is funny.
Yea, what he said.
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12 Mar 2009   #9
DABoogadie

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows Seven Ultimate 64Bit RC
 
 

Sometimes a monopoly is a good thing. Remember Ma Bell? I miss simple, inexspensive communications.
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12 Mar 2009   #10
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

What's the EU commission except a "Gravy Train" for those who work for it.

Look at the stupidity with Sports coverage -- I like Football (the proper kind using a Round ball which players actually kick -- not one of those funny shaped squashed rugby balls where players try and grab it wearing padding looking like the michelin man).

When I'm in England I can't even see their national team play because it's on an IRISH PAY TV channel (SETANTA)

For Deity's sake what other country would allow their National Game to be only shown on a FOREIGN TV channel.

Also SKY TV can't show as many matches either. This is because the EU don't like a successful organisation like SKY being allowed to bid for all the rights --so most consumers would have to pay MORE to watch the same number of matches as last year and have to have 2 subscriptions. (One to that Horrible SETANTA channel).

So all the EU has done is allow a really ****ty broadcaster to charge consumers EXTRA to view an inferior product --whatever one might think of SKY TV the quality of their footie broadcasts is usually pretty good.

Getting back to Microsoft however.

I think Microsoft should go and tell the EU to "Go fly a kite" and that goes for all the EU commissions sleazebag scummy DRM supporting lawyers as well.

Than goodness SETANTA is getting into financial difficulties and won't be able to have so many matches next year.

If you believe the EU is good for consumers --think again. Try "The Champagne Bar" in London's St Pancras Station when the Eurocrats are leaving / arriving for / to Brussels on the Eurostar train. The amount of expensive champagne sloshing around is almost unreal. -- Nice to see where the taxpayers money is going.

Cheers
jimbo
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