Windows 7 will not have IE anymore

@Lenvor (63)
India
June 25, 2009 2:40pm CST
Windows 7, the latest Windows which is currently in its beta releases will not have a copy of the infamous browser, that is Internet Explorer. Instead the PC manufacturers will have the choice to install as per their likings. What do you think about this, will Microsoft would soon lose its share in browser market?
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@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
25 Jun 09
I think that leaving the choice to the computer vendors will change nothing in the monopolistic stance of internet explorer. This move was forced after a ruling of the eu antitrust, but probably the antitrust will consider it to be not enough and will ask microsoft to ask the user what browser he wants in the first start of the computer and then the browser will be directly downloaded by the os from internet.
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@Lenvor (63)
• India
25 Jun 09
Actually leaving the choice to vendors does have the advantage to them. Vendors can rake in money from these browser manufacturers, as these browser companies are investing heavily in promotions. What do you think? The idea of letting the user choose what browser he/she wants during install is great, but Microsoft wouldn't even want to include their competitors links from where the browsers can be downloaded. Alternatively the vendors can include a browser CD similar to motherboard CD's which the user can decide which one to install and not to install.
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@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
25 Jun 09
Microsoft will never do it willingly, but fortunately the antitrust has the power to impose them to do it. Microsoft has already been fined for more than 1 billion of euros because they didn't comply to previous rulings, so lets hope the antitrust makes the right decision.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
25 Jun 09
I was thinking of getting a Mac, and I doubt that my Pentium 4 will take Windows 7. Still the same, I always hated Internet Explorer. If it loses its share, it is its own fault. I want a browser that works and does not crash.
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@Lenvor (63)
• India
25 Jun 09
I think windows 7 requires the same hardware as is for vista. But anyway if you are moving ahead with Mac, then its nice. By the way, Microsoft is not doing this on its own, Due to some antitrust regulations in Europe the Windows will have no browser preinstlalled and the version would be called Windows 7 "E", E standing for European. I hope this version releases worldwide and not just Europe.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
25 Jun 09
I guess that means that if I cannot afford a Mac, I am sunk because I do not just want a computer that is just for letter writing and surfing.
@d0d313 (66)
• United States
2 Jul 09
tey say windows 7 will be btter versio of vista it might bebut then agin what other problems will they find they might have less bugs then vista but the ie well if the one with that comes itjust depends on if it will be good explorer orwhatev really like to get windows 7 have xp now dont trust vista yet
@mr_mlk (364)
28 Jun 09
Only the Euro version will have IE stripped out I believe. The PC manufactures will be free to install what ever browser they like (so who ever gives them the best deal. So Mircosoft) and the autoupdate thing likely install IE first chance it gets.