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Windows 7: Microsoft agrees to give choice of browsers to Windows

25 Jul 2009   #41
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Blimey this thread galloped along some in my absence

Whatever they do I'll be using IE8 and up yours EU


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25 Jul 2009   #42
Romulinx2

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

Good decision from the big M
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25 Jul 2009   #43
Manco

W7 7100
 
 

Europeans are smart enough to know how to download a different browser right? This whole argument of needing to offer the competitors products is a bit lame.

I have been using Firefox and now Chrome and IE7/IE8 only when those two give me problems on a particular website. Almost everyone I know uses Firefox. Now if IE8 prevented me from downloading an alternative browser, then I could see the anti-trust argument.
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25 Jul 2009   #44
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

correct, they can download anything they want and to do that you need a browser to begin with and MS gives a free goodie to do that (IE).
People will complain that MS provides an OS with no good AVP, but if they did they got sued. Most people probably use the MS defragmentation tool, obviously that hurts all the other vendor's sales somewhat. But would it be be OK to offer an OS with no tools at all and the user needs to buy everything to just keep the PC running?

I don't understand the browser war anyway, they all are free, so where is the loss in revenue? I'm using FF, but keep IE since very few applications and websites require it

Finally MS comes around and the onboard-tools are kidn of acceptable and one can use the PC somewhat without buying anything. Noe, the better they get, the more likely they are to get sued? Don't even get me started on apple how they get away to bundle their Os with more tools and hardware and don't get sued.

I really don't want MS to have the monopoly, and the fact that every PC or laptop comes pre-installed with an MS OS annoys me since people could chose to not pay for MS and use Linux. That I think is the real problem, not the browser (that is free anyway). the fact that office documents are not always usable with different software (especially not Macros), that is a problem. I'm sure MS makes the most money with the OS and Office, not the browsers.
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25 Jul 2009   #45
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
So, if you click on "Tell me more" on anything other than IE8, you get a message something like "This browser really sucks because bla-bla-bla ...".

I wonder who gets to write the "tell me more" texts?

Edit: I just noticed the typo in the ballot screen: "Intall"
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25 Jul 2009   #46
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

great news
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25 Jul 2009   #47
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

The EU didn't sign off on this yet. In view the enormous ill will MS ( i.e. Steve Ballmer, he really didn't go down well with his arrogance) created over the years with its shenanigans and knowing the character of Ms Kroes i guess they're in for some more ass whooping before the final word is said.

Microsoft has also made proposals in relation to disclosures of interoperability information that would improve the interoperability between third party products and Windows and Windows Server. Again, these proposals require further investigation before the Commission reaches any conclusion as to the next steps.
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25 Jul 2009   #48
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I love how Opera goes on and on in that descripition...honetly I could care less about them...IE and Firefox for the win....
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25 Jul 2009   #49
CatFish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

This is not good, no sir.

If Linux distros can carry a pile of "crap" software, why can't MS include IE on it's Windows 7 ?

Weird . . .
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25 Jul 2009   #50
CatFish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

And when I say a lot, I mean 4 DVD's

Now this is justice . . . Way to go EU .
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