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Windows 7: EU Vista, XP users will also get to vote IE off island

29 Jul 2009   #11
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The following idiom or phrase springs to mind:
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or this phrase:

Life's a bitch and then you die
NAS LYRICS - Life's A Bitch


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29 Jul 2009   #12
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 
We have a new verb in our lexicon

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Sammy,

I am a big Mac fan, however, I have to agree 100%. I use Firefox on both the Mac OS and in Win 7. It will have to happen sooner or later; in fact I am surprise that Mircosoft hasn't pulled an Opera in the EU against Apple. Wouldn't blame if they did.
A new verb? Time will tell.
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29 Jul 2009   #13
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

May be a stupid question : Will this ballot affect north America?

If yes, I'm happy because I'm for this ballot. Let the user choose! :)
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29 Jul 2009   #14
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
May be a stupid question : Will this ballot affect north America?

If yes, I'm happy because I'm for this ballot. Let the user choose! :)
No.
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29 Jul 2009   #15
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
May be a stupid question : Will this ballot affect north America?

If yes, I'm happy because I'm for this ballot. Let the user choose! :)
It doesn't affect the US. It's because Microsoft got sued by the EU Commision for "forcing" people to have IE installed on Microsoft's own OS, so it somehow made an unfair market share as IE was installed on 90% of the world's PCs.
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29 Jul 2009   #16
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
May be a stupid question : Will this ballot affect north America?

If yes, I'm happy because I'm for this ballot. Let the user choose! :)
North America won't be affected. Microsoft offering a choice is a good thing, but not because they were forced into it by the EU. Besides, we all know how to choose an alternative browser anyways.
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30 Jul 2009   #17
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
May be a stupid question : Will this ballot affect north America?

If yes, I'm happy because I'm for this ballot. Let the user choose! :)
As is said the ballot screen (if accepted by the EU) is only obligatory within the EU so i guess MS has no need to check if the EU version is used outside of the EU. You should be able to install an EU version anywhere.
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30 Jul 2009   #18
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Microsoft offering a choice is a good thing, but not because they were forced into it by the EU.
Care to elaborate this point, cause it seem a contidiction to me...

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Besides, we all know how to choose an alternative browser anyways
We geeks yes, but the bulk still uses IE and not because its the best browser :)
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22 Aug 2009   #19
StephenJay

Windows 7
 
 

I just switched from Google Chrome to IE8 with IE7Pro installed and I love the GoogleX script it comes with. :]
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