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Thread: IE to be removed from Microsoft Operating system 7

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    IE to be removed from Microsoft Operating system 7

    My newspaper says that IE is to be removed from Microsoft operating system 7 in Europe (so perhaps it won't happen outside Europe).

    MS has been forced onto the defensive by European Regulators after a complaint by the Norwegian owners of Opera about the uncompetitive market for browsers.

    I remember that the same thing happened when Netscape complained in the early 1990s and Microsoft lost a court case but IE still remained in the OS; whether MS paid a fine I can't remember. Netscape found it very hard to survive.

    It seems that MS will offer computer manufacturers the choice of having IE pre-installed or not and most are still expected to have IE bundled in the OS.

    I think that people without IE on their computers will not be able to get automatic software updates from Microsoft although they will be able to download them individually with other browsers, which will be too much trouble for most computer users who won't know which to download, so I expect most people will still want IE pre-installed.
    Code downloaded to my PC will be deleted in due course.
    WIN7; IE9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari for Windows; screen resolution usually 1366*768.
    Also IE6 on W98 with 800*600 and IE8 on Vista 1440*900.

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    Well, even in that case I think no major chances would be seen on the web because MSN will more than probably come up with a simple to download, install and update version of the IE for the folks who like to have it installed on their systems and by default do not have it.

    MSN team would probably be following the Firefox way, using their popularity and referring people towards their pages to download their web browsing software.

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