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Windows 7: The Anti-IE: F'fox 3.6, Opera 10.50, Chrome 4.0, Safari


06 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
The Anti-IE: F'fox 3.6, Opera 10.50, Chrome 4.0, Safari

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Who would have ever thought that browser wars could ever spawn browser choice? At the start of March 2010, Microsoft began rolling out the Browser Choice screen via Windows Updates to all Windows users in Europe who have Internet Explorer set as their default browser. The update is automatically delivered to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users in the European Economic Area. However, Europeans that have selected a non-IE browser as the default will get no piece of the European Commission’s “choice pie,” as, obviously, they are saturated with choice.
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The Anti-IE: Firefox 3.6, Opera 10.50, Chrome 4.0, Safari 4 - From browser wars to browser choice - Softpedia

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06 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

I kind of wish that option was not limited to just Europe it would be nice to download my browser in Windows update after I do a clean install
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06 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
I kind of wish that option was not limited to just Europe it would be nice to download my browser in Windows update after I do a clean install
and trust microsour not to hack it before you get it.....................
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07 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

i dont see why MS have to only offer it to people running IE, surely in the interests of fairness it should be offered to all users regardless of browser?
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07 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well I don't know what all the fuss is about! I am and always have been a happy Internet Explorer user, never had any problems or security issues with it personally and yes I have tried Firefox and the like, just never got on with them. I chose to not even bother downloading the Browser choice update and have hidden it from future updates. Surely if it was that necessary to appease the EU commission it would have been made a mandatory update?
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07 Mar 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

living in the UK the pre ordered copy of Windows 7 i bought was the ultimate N version no IE shipped with it then the EU allowed MS a little leeway to give the consumers a choice so they allowed MS to bundle IE back with the OS as long as they (the consumers) also could be given the addional choice of browser which means if i want to completely uninstall IE i can unlike the plain versions of the OS where you cannot completely uninstall, only hide it so i guess i was a lucky one
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07 Mar 2010   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
I kind of wish that option was not limited to just Europe it would be nice to download my browser in Windows update after I do a clean install
All it does is take you to this webpage - Information Regarding Web Browsers
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07 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
i dont see why MS have to only offer it to people running IE, surely in the interests of fairness it should be offered to all users regardless of browser?
In the actual interests of fairness, and intelligence, it shouldn't even be offered at all.
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08 Mar 2010   #9
Lee

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

Shoot, my iMac didn't offer anything but "Safari," and being that I'm little slow at times it took all of 30 seconds to figure out that it wasn't fair. So, being a resourceful fellow even if I'm slow in the head, I contacted the EU people and asked for the browser choice to be placed in Snow Leopard 10.6.2, and they said that it would be unfair to do so because all members of the EU Commission use Mac's, and they didn't want to screw up a good thing. . .whatever.

Yes it is stupid, albeit it is now the law of the land in the EU.
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08 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
i dont see why MS have to only offer it to people running IE, surely in the interests of fairness it should be offered to all users regardless of browser?
In the actual interests of fairness, and intelligence, it shouldn't even be offered at all.
ia gree, but if the EU are forcing it on them, then it should be offered to all users regardless of browser, [sarcasm] what about all those people who have been dileberately mislead and mis informed about using other browsers and didnt know they had an option [/sarcasm]
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