Windows 7 ‘E’ Canceled

There’s been an European Union (EU) antitrust case against Microsoft for ‘abusing its dominant position’ in the browsers usage share by bundling Internet Explorer along with Windows 7. This led to the introduction of the Windows 7 ‘E’ version that lacked an internet browser and was planned to be sold to customers in the EU.

Microsoft then suggested providing a ballot screen (after Windows 7 installation) that gave users the option to choose their preferred browser from a list of well-known browsers. This meant that Internet Explorer 8 would still be delivered as the default browser. Read more…

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