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

12 Jun 2009   #81
Night Hawk

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

While the typical user won't want to be stuck you will have to thank the EU for that one! Despite the popularity of other browsers the average novice user will take one look and gasp right away upon seeing no expected IE in a brand new version of Windows! "wa daa Foobar is this ...?"

Meanwhile the EU will be all smiles ranting on "we won! we won! " right!


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12 Jun 2009   #82
G2gCya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

why cant eu has ie integrated? sorry i really don't know...
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13 Jun 2009   #83
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

People, people people. It's so very simple:

EU is MS's biggest (paying) customer.
EU makes the law.
MS tries to play the same game as in the USA, but unfortunately there's way to many senators to be bought, so that game is just stalling the inevitable.

End result: No matter if it's bad or good for MS or the enduser, the decision made by the EU will be final and binding and MS has to adapt.

Myself, i don't care. Never have used IE seriously, never will.
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13 Jun 2009   #84
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

It would be interesting to see what Browser the EU IT Dept actually provide on all the PCs and Laptops that the good taxpayers of the member nations pay for.
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13 Jun 2009   #85
Night Hawk

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

It most likely won't be Chrome, Opera, and certainly not the one from the orchard variety!
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13 Jun 2009   #86
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Well, amazingly i must admit, the EU is reasonably knowledgeable in the ICT department. Sofar they made some quite wise decisions ( internet freedom for example, anti-piracy laws), so who knows what they may come up with. It may actually work. Or not.

What i do understand is, that the committee which regulates these affairs is very irritated by MS's powerplays and are determined to make them toe the line at any cost.
This is more about who's the boss, and the browser issue is a handy instrument.

And anyone who has ever tried to talk his way out of a parkingticket should know that fighting against a collossus is just going to get you flattend.

And as rich as MS may be, as many lawyers they may have, the EU still outguns MS without even spending pocketchange.
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13 Jun 2009   #87
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
It would be interesting to see what Browser the EU IT Dept actually provide on all the PCs and Laptops that the good taxpayers of the member nations pay for.
They might use the old reliable, and the new, EU BROWSER, SNAIL MAIL.

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13 Jun 2009   #88
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Or, judging from their IT decisions, something running on Win 98 in a DOS box
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13 Jun 2009   #89
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Or, judging from their IT decisions, something running on Win 98 in a DOS box
Which IT decisions do you find to be so bad? They're actively pushing open source, they sank Sarkozy's ridiculous anti-piracy law, they made internet a basic neccesity, unregulated for the most part.
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13 Jun 2009   #90
Night Hawk

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

All I know is if MS or anyone else tries to slip something past the EU nose they'll end up facing some character like this...


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