No Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for Europe!?
Friday, June 12, 2009 3:41:49 PM
Because the other way around, when Microsoft just decided not to include IE for European market, the EC was not pleased again. They want users to give "choice". Sorry, I'm from Europe, but this is just load of bollocks. Why on our freakin' Earth would anyone want a crippled OS for the same price as the one that's not crippled? If i want Windows, i want it in full feature, not in full lack of everything.
If i don't want to use IE (which i don't, I'm using Firefox), i can just do that since um forever. IE is there somewhere, i just don't use it. Big deal. Besides, this decision by EC makes no sense at all. It's like expecting Apple to bundle IE, Chrome, Firefox and Opera. They only bundle Safari with their OS and as such, it has a full monopoly position. Why no one complains over that? They are just as guilty as Microsoft if they want it this way.
EC can't be serious and expect Microsoft to actually do that. I mean it's like expecting Hyundai car manufacturer to give you option to chose from a full spectrum of engines. If i want Hyundai Coupe with Volkswagen engine, they'd have to provide it to me. Wait, what!? Well, that's what EC is expecting from Microsoft. I don't see this ever happening. If i buy OS, i want it to contain basic image editor, basic calculator, basic text editor, basic media player and basic browser. That's what Apple is doing, that's what KDE/Gnome (Linux community) are doing and that's what Microsoft has been doing for decades. Why the hell they have to change that now? And for what? There is loads of info on alternate browsers everywhere, people recommend alternate browsers to friends so there is seriously no need to do something this stupid just because EC wants to prove something.
I guess there is a way users can complain over this matter here:
If you're from Europe, let them know that you don't agree with this stupid idea and that you want a full blown operating system. Because expecting some company to bundle competitors products just makes no sense and will never happen. No browser idea also doesn't work. How will you get Firefox or Opera if you can't access internet lol?
EC should be working on more important things, than constantly poking at Microsoft for every dumb thing they come up with.