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Windows 7: EU to pursue antitrust case, despite Windows 7 E

12 Jun 2009   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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14 Jun 2009   #12
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 Barman58 View Post
From the horses mouth - official Microsoft Statement

Working to Fulfill our Legal Obligations in Europe for Windows 7 - Microsoft On The Issues

This update contains a history of Microsoft's fun and games with anti-trust
I ran into that one a day ago. That has the links for both the MS update as well as the lame response seen from the EU! Microsoft already made the first move by leaving the option open to manufacturers to offer a choice or select a different browser apparently to no avail!
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14 Jun 2009   #13
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The funny thing is, how are the mindless masses going to download a browser without a browser installed?

Microsoft should have the last laugh by charging for all the support calls they'll be getting.
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14 Jun 2009   #14
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Hell, some of these folks think 'Windows" is the internet....
LOL that reminds me.. when i first got my cable modem, my dad asked "How's the reception?". I didnt know what to say....how do you respond to that?
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14 Jun 2009   #15
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 Captain Zero View Post
The funny thing is, how are the mindless masses going to download a browser without a browser installed?

Microsoft should have the last laugh by charging for all the support calls they'll be getting.
They'll just make up for the millions shelled out in fines that's all!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
LOL that reminds me.. when i first got my cable modem, my dad asked "How's the reception?". I didnt know what to say....how do you respond to that?
Easy just find the home page for Youtube or another site with a full screen viewing option and have him come in and look at a video playing! Need one? Scroll down the page about 1/2 way at UX Evangelist: Windows 7 NUI: Stepping Beyond the GUI That'll work!
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14 Jun 2009   #16
ukgovsucks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's bloody pathetic!
This is another reason why I want our UK out of the EU. They're f**kin stupid!
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14 Jun 2009   #17
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

You got to love the EU!

No wonder the EU and UK consumers get shafted in so many diffrent ways by companys, its probably because of all the crap theyhave to go through to get thier stuff released over here!

I dont use IE but i need it when I first install my OS so that I can download another one. As long as I can get rid of it after I am happy.

Even if they did give people a choice of which browser to install with a new computer what is the bet they will pick IE as thats what they know anyway?

lol
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14 Jun 2009   #18
banderz777

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Well I lived in Germany for a long time and I remember when this first started, and I said to myself, WHY why do people or should I say the Bureaucratics worry what is being used, just because one person don't like it, Then just don't use it, and why is it always Microsoft. I do believe also that Apple also has it's browser installed in it's OS, So why not go after Apple for having it installed on their OS or is it just about MONEY I think the EU should do more for the people then worrying about what browser is installed.

That is just how I think.
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14 Jun 2009   #19
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

I think this is the way EU is making up for their budget deficit
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14 Jun 2009   #20
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Their budget is just that what member countries pay. As such they can't have a deficit see paragraph 3 here:

The European Union Budget at a glance

Fines collected are redisitibuted amongst the membercountries based on their contribution. The EU itself gains nothing from this, except protecting the gullible from companies making 7000% profit on their products by usurping their virtual monopoly.
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