[ubuntu-uk] No IE in Windows 7

Liam Wilson liamwilson93 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 09:23:38 BST 2009

Rob Beard wrote:
> Dave Morley wrote:
>> It maybe a none essential upgrade that MS could have.  In Vista they do
>> this for driver updates.
> That's true, they seem to bundle other apps in Windows Update on Vista 
> and Windows 7 and it doesn't use Internet Explorer at all as far as I 
> can tell.  Not to mention in IE7/8 they do offer alternative search 
> engines which downloads something from Microsoft so I guess there is 
> nothing stopping Microsoft putting maybe a 'wrapper' program for 
> alternative browsers in there, a bit like the Ubuntu Flash package 
> automatically downloads Flash from Adobe.
> I guess this though is assuming Microsoft will actually put any effort 
> into it.  They could just say that the customers are on their own if 
> they want it, they have to supply it themselves?
> Rob
Personally, I feel sorry for those going to do a fresh install of 
Vista7, because how are you supposed to download a browser without a 
browser? I'm guessing that they'll out in a program a bit like the 
'Download Windows Live Messenger' app that they have with Vista, which I 
think is a bit unfair. I think it'll be time for Mozilla to do a bit of 
marketing if they can.



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