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Originally Posted by nathris;15467084 
This only seems to be an issue when Microsoft is involved. Can you remove the stock Android browser from most phones(without root)? Can you remove mobile safari from an iPhone or ipad? Can you remove safari from OSX?
I think you can remove mobile Safari from an iPhone or iPad if jail broken, and I believe you can remove Safari from OS X. I've never tried.

Unlike Internet Explorer, I don't believe Safari is tied into the OS rather it's just bundled with it. (I could be wrong here.)
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Originally Posted by Jess94;15488510 
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.
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide;15488806 
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.


I downloaded W7 x64 and 32-bit on FF 5.0 without any issue.

Really? Apparently I'm mistaken but I remember the last time I tried downloading something from technet, I had to use their download manager and it didn't work for me in FF. Could I have just done a direct download somehow? I must have missed something.

On-Topic: Why do you need IE gone? What harm is it doing?
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You have to remember that the 90's were a different time, especially with regards to browsers (you actually had to BUY a web browser).

At this point we have options now, and free ones at that. Also, IE is no where near as dominant as it was back then.
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Originally Posted by nathris;15467084 
This only seems to be an issue when Microsoft is involved. Can you remove the stock Android browser from most phones(without root)? Can you remove mobile safari from an iPhone or ipad? Can you remove safari from OSX?

This. Besides, that Metro mode (lol) and those apps require HTML5. Why would they keep a separate rendering engine for that? They can just share it, the browser and the OS, no issues here.
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Originally Posted by G3RG;15466919 
I've never seen a need to remove IE from any pc ever. I just install chrome and get on with life...
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Originally Posted by nathris;15467084 
This only seems to be an issue when Microsoft is involved. Can you remove the stock Android browser from most phones(without root)? Can you remove mobile safari from an iPhone or ipad? Can you remove safari from OSX?

Pretty much this.

Maybe if my HDD was 1gb big I'd care, but this is 2011.
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