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post #31 of 45
The only problem here is that it is Microsoft. The Giant. The only ones who don't recognize this word are living in mountains for their whole lives (read monks or something).

For all haters there is a sick deal that won't expire, ever: Choice of another OS.
And think about other companies and what they do to promote themselves... Are you fine with those? Why then you aren't with this?
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post #32 of 45
What have you got against mountain dwellers?
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Who cares if you can't remove it, just don't use it.

Besides, removing it can cause unforeseen consequences with other applications.
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post #34 of 45
Anyone here ever try downloading something from Technet or MSDN without using IE? Ya, pretty impossible.

^ Minor point but I don't understand what everyone is 'up-in-arms' over. Nathris and Vulcan Dragon covered all the points eloquently enough - I'm just confused in why everyone believes a company can't put out a (proprietary) product with their own IP installed. If you don't like it, don't use it.
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post #35 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Furball Zen;15466966 
The issue was that you couldnt use another browser effectively cause IE fought so hard against it. So Netscape users couldnt use it.

Wait what? I've been using browsers other than IE since Windows 95 was released. If you're talking about some webpages requiring IE, that is NOT a Microsoft/Windows problem, that is the website coder using technology ONLY supported in IE or hardcoding specifically to look for IE. It has nothing to do with Windows or IE itself.
 
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post #36 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk;15486178 
Anyone here ever try downloading something from Technet or MSDN without using IE? Ya, pretty impossible.

I am on MSDN every day using Chrome and I don't have issues. Is there a specific area you can link me to showing me errors? It is probably a bug because in the entire history of MS they have never blocked competition, and they will never ever ever ever make it difficult to program for their OS.
post #37 of 45
IMHO Microsoft can bundle anything they want with their software.

Thats like saying adobe has to stop bundling cut and paste in their editing software ....
post #38 of 45
What benefit is it to the customer that you cannot remove Internet Explorer from Windows?
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post #39 of 45
This is just sensationalism...and who really cares besides *nix conspiracy theory nut jobs?

IEX's integration should be no more or less intertwined than current IEs.
If it's not tied to the kernel then it can be removed, period.

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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk;15486178 
Anyone here ever try downloading something from Technet or MSDN without using IE? Ya, pretty impossible.

I downloaded W7 x64 and 32-bit on FF 5.0 without any issue.
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post #40 of 45
I don't see how this is a big deal or news worthy...

There's a ton of programs that Windows 7 comes with that I NEVER use.

And before anyone asks "if you don't use them, then why not just remove them?", well they aren't taking up any space I need and there's too many to go through and filter.

Like someone mentioned on the first page, just get on with life.
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