[ubuntu-uk] No IE in Windows 7

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 12:25:52 BST 2009


On 12/06/09 12:20, Alan Pope wrote:
> 2009/6/12 Sean Miller<sean at seanmiller.net>:
>> "European buyers of Windows 7 will have to download and install a web
>> browser for themselves. Bowing to European competition rules,
>> Microsoft Windows 7 will ship without Internet Explorer *snip"
>>
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8096701.stm
>>
>> That could be quite a turning point in the browser wars.
>>
>
> As far as I understand it, the vast majority of people obtain windows
> as a pre-installation on a new computer. Most don't install it
> themselves (although they may re-install it when it goes sour some
> time later). From what I've read OEMs will be able to select the
> browser on behalf of the user and pre-install it for them
>
> Net result, users get a machine with IE8 pre-installed.
>
> Cheers,
> Al.
>

That seems to be what I have read too.

Of course an OS with no browser would make it very hard for a nontechy 
user to actually go and get one anyway.

Open a command window,
Use FTP?

Al






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