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Old 18. Dec 2009, 04:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't think it's just to pick on Microsoft. If I'm not mistaken, you can surely use another browser, but you cannot uninstall IE as it's integrated with the OS, at least in Win XP - and that's by the developer's choice.
I don't see the problem with that. It is their OS, they developed it, they sell it... why can't they bundle their own browser with it... and why is it necessary to give a ballot screen?

I agree IE should be uninstallable and so should be the messenger integrated into windows, outlook express, and other things.
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Old 18. Dec 2009, 06:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't think your example is fitting to the case. If you buy a car without tires (so to make your personal choice later) you won't be able to use it for the purpose it serves - the lack of tires makes it unfunctional/ inusable.
But an OS (i.e. Win OS) can be fully functional without a browser (i.e. IE) integrated into it and serve the purpose it's made for.
Agreed with you. Probably the example is not good enough. Should consult MC for a better example, I know he is good at analogy.
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Old 18. Dec 2009, 06:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree IE should be uninstallable and so should be the messenger integrated into windows, outlook express, and other things.
If it's given as a full and free option, I should think that it should be made to be installable and uninstallable easily by users, on an equal ground as other alternatives.
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Old 21. Dec 2009, 09:10 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I especially loved that story from some time ago when a MS executive was fired for using Ubuntu on his office machine. When asked why he did it he said to improve his security!
I had no idea such a thing happened so I googled it, the only thing that turned out was this: http://makingtheswitch.wordpress.com...e-such-a-tool/

Not sure if that's what you were referring to, if it wasn't, do you still have the link to the original story? I would love to read it!

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I had no idea such a thing happened so I googled it, the only thing that turned out was this: http://makingtheswitch.wordpress.com...e-such-a-tool/

Not sure if that's what you were referring to, if it wasn't, do you still have the link to the original story? I would love to read it!

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Unfortunately I don't have the original link which I remember to be a news item from somewhere or other, approximately two years ago if my memory serves me correctly.
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