Go Back   Hardware Canucks > NEWS & REVIEWS > Press Releases & Tech News

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 28, 2011, 12:21 PM
News Editor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cylon Occupied Caprica
Posts: 713

My System Specs

Default Microsoft to Tie Browser-to-OS in a Post Antitrust World

In the late 1990s, the United States Department of Justice alleged that Microsoft’s victory in the decade long ‘Browser Wars’ was due to the fact that Microsoft had bundled a copy of Internet Explorer within its Windows operating system. These allegations lead to the case United States v. Microsoft where the U.S. Justice Department and 20 state attorneys general filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft, charging the company with abusing its market clout in order to crush competition.

Read more here: Microsoft to Tie Browser-to-OS in a Post Antitrust World | Hardware Canucks
__________________
Follow me on Twitter: @thesamreynolds

Follow Hardware Canucks on Twitter:
@hardwarecanucks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 28, 2011, 01:27 PM
Supergrover's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
Posts: 4,248

My System Specs

Default

Thing is too is that with the early builds of 7 removing IE wasnt a option, I see the same thing here. In the beta or developer preview, it isnt a option again.
So where is the big change? ppl reported back then that IE would be tied to the OS and it was removable, though if completely removed it did cause a few issues for me.
__________________
R.I.P.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
My knuckles are bleeding from fishing through walls a new CAT6 network cable... I found fresh, untapped electrical outlets...
"It's all in the Reflexes"-Jack Burton
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 28, 2011, 10:40 PM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 645

My System Specs

Default

I do not understand. Are they saying that you will not be able to uninstall IE from win 8? Can someone please clarify?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 28, 2011, 11:16 PM
News Editor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cylon Occupied Caprica
Posts: 713

My System Specs

Default

Masteroderus: As far as I can tell you cannot uninstall IE from Windows 8. This is based on the latest developers release that has been made public. You can, however, turn IE "off" but this is merely hiding it.
__________________
Follow me on Twitter: @thesamreynolds

Follow Hardware Canucks on Twitter:
@hardwarecanucks
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 29, 2011, 08:27 AM
EmptyMellon's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 434

My System Specs

Default

As long as IE won't be used for Windows Updates and tied into the updated mechanics like it is in Win XP, then turning it off is fine by me. It is still probably more, then one can do in Apple's current OS - do correct me if I am wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 29, 2011, 03:32 PM
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Quebec
Posts: 367

My System Specs

Default

If disabling IE actually disables the metro GUI (as said in some article I can't remember), I actually may become interested in Windows 8. Otherwise, Windows 7 is just fine as of now, it's probably what will actually replace WinXP in the enterprise market for the next 7-10 years unless some major release comes on the market.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DRAM Makers Agree to Antitrust Settlement in US FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 3 June 29, 2010 04:53 PM
US Feds deciding who should start Apple antitrust 'inquiry' chrisk iPhone & iPods 11 May 7, 2010 05:04 AM
Intel Under the Microscope - Faces Antitrust Suit in North America FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 22 December 22, 2009 07:34 PM
Microsoft to Add Browser Ballot Box to European Vista and XP FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 7 August 1, 2009 09:42 AM
EU files antitrust charges against Intel @ CBC sswilson Press Releases & Tech News 1 July 28, 2007 09:18 PM