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Windows 7: Windows 7E edition scrapped

01 Aug 2009   #21
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
I wonder what else MS has in their bag of tricks regardin Windows 7.
Maybe MS will sue the EU to force the other browser vendors to offer a ballot box choice of OSes with their browser.


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01 Aug 2009   #22
ChrisNYC

Windows XP Media Center, Windows XP Pro, Leopard OSX
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
Maybe MS will sue the EU to force the other browser vendors to offer a ballot box choice of OSes with their browser.
Highly unlikely as to how EU loves other OS's but microsoft.
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01 Aug 2009   #23
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
Maybe MS will sue the EU to force the other browser vendors to offer a ballot box choice of OSes with their browser.
We can only hope
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01 Aug 2009   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This seems to be the latest news. Hopefully I did not miss somebody else already posting it.
http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...-editions.aspx
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01 Aug 2009   #25
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
Maybe MS will sue the EU to force the other browser vendors to offer a ballot box choice of OSes with their browser.
Sue? Who do you address the plaint to? At best they can complain to de WTO and perhaps in 15 years there's some backdoor political arrangement.
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01 Aug 2009   #26
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
You are what Stephen Wright called a "peripheral visionary". You can see into the future, just off to the side.
A but you know that according to the heisenberg principle you'll never know which side is the right sidetill you haven chosen the side, and then it becomes automatically the only existing side QED
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01 Aug 2009   #27
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
Sue? Who do you address the plaint to? At best they can complain to de WTO and perhaps in 15 years there's some backdoor political arrangement.
THAT is the problem. The EU needs to learn how to expedite the bribery, corruption and payoff process. You know.... become more American.
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01 Aug 2009   #28
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
THAT is the problem. The EU needs to learn how to expedite the bribery, corruption and payoff process. You know.... become more American.
guess they catch on fast: Expense accounts in the spotlight – what will be the cost? - Network Europe
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01 Aug 2009   #29
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Personally I don't care if IE is included or if media player is included.

What I care about is how tightly integrated into the OS they are and if I can remove them or not.

I use firefox and creative media source. The biggest problem with IE and media player is the fact that they cannot be easily removed. You get stuck with 2 browsers and you get stuck with security issues because IE is there and leaves a vulnerability unless removed.

I was able to remove IE on XP but it was way to much work for the average guy to be able to do it.

I had originally planned to import the EU version of 7 to avoid IE but it looks like I will not be able to do that now.
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01 Aug 2009   #30
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is good for most EU pre order buyers , because they now get the full retail key - not the E key.

It is something for the EU and the other browsers - at least the public will be made aware there are alternatives.

I suspect very few average punters will respond to that ballot screen - it is easier for them to stick with what is already installed.

There is probably a way to remove IE 8 with dism.
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