[ubuntu-uk] No IE in Windows 7

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Jun 12 13:25:40 BST 2009

Sean Miller wrote:
> "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.
> Sean
It could be, but as pointed out on The Register on an article about 
this, Microsoft are making IE 8 available for OEM's and end users to 
easily install.  What's stopping OEM's just installing this anyway?

Maybe might help though.  Shame the European Government can't force the 
issue that PCs shouldn't have Windows pre-installed and that customers 
should be able to purchase a Windows installation disc or other 
operating system (say a restore disc tailored to the machine) separately 
so they can have a choice.


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