Windows 7 "E" Edition is cancelled!

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  1. Nimrod

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    Microsoft confirmed late on Friday that it plans to kill off the Windows 7 'E' version for Europe.

    In a statement a company official confirmed Windows 7 E is no more:

    In the wake of last week's developments, as well as continuing feedback on Windows 7 E that we have received from computer manufacturers and other business partners, I'm pleased to report that we will ship the same version of Windows 7 in Europe in October that we will ship in the rest of the world.

    One reason we decided not to ship Windows 7 'E' is concerns raised by computer manufacturers and partners. Several worried about the complexity of changing the version of Windows that we ship in Europe if our ballot screen proposal is ultimately accepted by the Commission and we stop selling Windows 7 'E'. Computer manufacturers and our partners also warned that introducing Windows 7 'E', only to later replace it with a version of Windows 7 that includes IE, could confuse consumers about what version of Windows to buy with their PCs.
     
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    That's the last straw, I'm not upgrading, I'm sticking with XP.
     
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    So you’re not going to upgrade to Windows 7 because it comes with a web browser like Windows XP does? Windows 7 is the new XP anyway ;)

    I personally think its great news, shipping an OS with no web browser in 2009 is just crazy... even my PSP has a web browser.
     
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    Netfront, the number one browser that makes you want to kill yourself.
     
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    lol im not saying its any good like ;) just saying it has one that can render Digiex and other websites!
     
  6. BSmith

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    IE6 ftw.
     
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    XP mode with IE6 FTW.
     
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    I still have that installed, labelled "Matt's Internet Explorer" lol
     
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    lol anything less than IE8 is not acceptable ;)
     
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    Here here! IE8 is the best.
     
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    Ok maybe not "the best" but it is much better than the older versions of IE.
     
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    Web standards? What are they? Me Internet Explorer, me no need standards!
     
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    I don't actually care if IE8 will be shipped with Win7 or not, in my own case. Though the fact that the EU Organization got seriously owned has made my day. you know, I don't even vote for that government, only a few of the NL people care about them and now they even failed to confront Microsoft in some minor way..
     

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