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Windows 7: Windows 7 to be shipped in Europe sans IE

11 Jun 2009   #11
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Looks like a browser/toolbar will be the order of the day for manufacturers ...

Nice one here
HOLY F#%K! thats ridiculous. thats all i have to say. wow.


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11 Jun 2009   #12
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
erm just one tiny small point comes to mind regarding this law...

HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO SURF AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO GET HOLD OF A BROWSER!
Read the article.
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11 Jun 2009   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Interesting link - Kazper knows what he's talking about.
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12 Jun 2009   #14
Legacy Code

 

I maybe wrong here but doesn't windows update use IE in some way ? Seems ludicrous to me but then again its the EU
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12 Jun 2009   #15
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Malboro View Post
"...consumers who purchase retail copies will not have a browser that they can use to download a browser. O_o
lmfao, yeah! how we suppose to download other browsers when we dont have any? telnet? CMD? LOL *yea get installer from your other pc, but wthe?"
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12 Jun 2009   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

It appears reading articles is difficult
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consumers who purchase retail copies will not have a browser that they can use to download a browser. Therefore, Microsoft will offer IE8 via CD, FTP, and retail channels.
Seems rather pointless and counter productive to remove it in the first place...
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12 Jun 2009   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
It appears reading articles is difficult


Seems rather pointless and counter productive to remove it in the first place...
The article goes into some explaination right off about this. read:

" Microsoft notes. "Computer manufacturers will be able to add any browser they want to their Windows 7 machines, including Internet Explorer, so European consumers who purchase new PCs will be able to access the Internet without any problem. Consumers will also be able to add any Web browser to their PCs, to supplement or replace the browsers preinstalled by their computer manufacturer."

What this is pointing out is that IE 8 will simply be a separate item manufacturers will have their own option to use or simply toss FireFox, Opera, Chrome, Netscape, Konqueror, or whatever they want on the systems they sell new. The home user that builds their own would download the browser ahead of time to back on removable even before upgrading to 7.
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12 Jun 2009   #18
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

ok just a thougt. what about the software assurance program? If a person in europe buys a vista pc in the window period, then upgrades to windows 7 with the 'windows 7 E', does that leave them without a browser when the upgrade finishes?
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12 Jun 2009   #19
smarteyeball

 
 

[quote=Malboro;126319]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The article goes into some explaination right off about this. read:

"Computer manufacturers will be able to add any browser they want to their Windows 7 machines,
As long as they actually elect to include one

It's a moot point anyway, since IE8 can be disabled now.

At any rate, I'm not affected so it doesn't really bother me
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12 Jun 2009   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
ok just a thougt. what about the software assurance program? If a person in europe buys a vista pc in the window period, then upgrades to windows 7 with the 'windows 7 E', does that leave them without a browser when the upgrade finishes?
Like I was saying before anyone with a system like one with Vista presently on would download the browser of choice including IE 8 before the upgrade took place.

Have a floppy?

Back up a copy of the browser until 7 is up and running on an extra drive or removable media to then install that once 7 is on. In the event that I decide to install XP or Vista at some point IE 8 for each is already backed up on a storage drive here being a time saver and one less item to download through the update process.
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