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

13 Jul 2009   #191
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
Ah you take things to literal. It's all power politics. You'll have your win7 don't worry, with or without options screen. They play their power games as they want, as with all political mess. Doesn't really affect the real world, just their warped vision on reality as seen from their ivory towers.

EU= open source, MS != open source. Let the battle go on.
This is one of my biggest peeves. Why is it assumed that open source is always good? To be perfectly honest, without MS creating a standard, the Desktop world would look like Linux, a decent kernel with no standard distributions or actual frontends.

This is one of the reasons Unix never caught on, there was no uniform distribution for business to interact with. You had Posix compliance, but that was all.

Windows created an actual standard that was uniform internationally. This, of course, requires an almost monopolistic standard, but at least we have some form of usability.

PhreePhly


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13 Jul 2009   #192
newtoallthis

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
But everybody has the right to buy Win7E ofcourse. I wouldn't as there [are?] channels enough to get the full package.
Is that a moot point? By the full package, do you mean with a browser? Or are you alluding to an upgrade version?

It was my understanding that the full version of Win7E [OK sans IE8] is on pre-order offer in the EU as from 15th July?
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13 Jul 2009   #193
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aheaton View Post
you could save one to a CD or usb drive prior to installing, or get help from a friend?
You cant download a version of IE8 for windows 7 currently!
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13 Jul 2009   #194
Robin2130

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7264 and Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
That is not the point. What is the point is this: Why should those of us who are unfortunate enough to reside in Europe have to go through the rigmarole of having to separately install a browser just because a bunch of EU dictats decree that MS (a US-based company) should only release W7 without a browser in this part of the World?
I'm 100% agree with you. It is a shame that Neelie Kroes requires that fron MS, and who are the victims? No... not Microsoft. The European Windows Users.
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13 Jul 2009   #195
newtoallthis

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
You cant download a version of IE8 for windows 7 currently!
Mmmm..!! I'm told you don't need a special version. The standard IE8 is fine..??
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13 Jul 2009   #196
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Download FireFox using the CMD method....

PS Cocuments and SettingsAdministratorDesktop>
ftp releases.mozilla.org

Connected to releases.geo.mozilla.com.
220 Welcome to mozilla.isc.org.
User (releases.geo.mozilla.comnone)):
anonymous

331 Please specify the password.
Password:
anonymous (note:you won't see this being typed)

230 Login successful.
ftp>
cd pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/win32/en-GB/

250 Directory successfully changed.
ftp>
dir

200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
150 Here comes the directory listing.
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 7936736 Jun 24 19:46 Firefox Setup 3.5.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 194 Jun 24 19:52 Firefox Setup 3.5.exe.asc
226 Directory send OK.
ftp: 162 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 162000.00Kbytes/sec.
ftp>
binary

200 Switching to Binary mode.
ftp>
get "Firefox Setup 3.5.exe"

200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for Firefox Setup 3.5.exe (7936736 bytes).
226 File send OK.
ftp: 7936736 bytes received in 25.48Seconds 311.45Kbytes/sec.
ftp>
bye

221 Goodbye.
PS Cocuments and SettingsAdministratorDesktop>

Now firefox setup is on your pc, install and download IE8, simple euh???
Now if Microsoft puts IE8 on a ftp server it would be easier!!!!
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13 Jul 2009   #197
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wired retired View Post
Mmmm..!! I'm told you don't need a special version. The standard IE8 is fine..??
what standard version? they list downloads for the various versions of windows. Theres nothing about a non specific version.
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13 Jul 2009   #198
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
what standard version? they list downloads for the various versions of windows. Theres nothing about a non specific version.
This is from the IE8 home page .... I dont know whether this will change after the retail version is shipped or not..


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13 Jul 2009   #199
newtoallthis

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
what standard version? they list downloads for the various versions of windows. Theres nothing about a non specific version.
Although Ronnie Vernon MVP says

"This issue will not be a problem until the RTM build is released for General Availability on October 22, 2009.

For those who have early access to the RTM build, it should be as simple as downloading a copy of Internet Explorer 8, and place it on external media. Install Windows 7E and then install Internet Explorer 8 or any other browser.

The checking for latest updates, entering the Product Key, and Activation can be done after installing.

We will work with the early adopters, to find any unknown issues, as soon as the RTM is available."

I assume he means the Vista version.
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13 Jul 2009   #200
newtoallthis

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
This is from the IE8 home page ....
I believe that only applied to build 7000 the beta version. Not the RC version or Win7E.
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