Finally: Microsoft strips email, photo, etc. programs from Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by madmatt, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    My favorite quote:

    DUH!

    Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10048142-56.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.0
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    But will they use this as a mechanism to charge more for less... and presumably their media centre offering might be repriced as a result? It was quite handy as a cheaper offering occasionally if I wanted to shave a few quid off the cost of a system....
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    The Windows Live Suite (Mail, Photo Gallery, etc.) is free of charge.
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    why not unbundle IE then?
     
  5. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    well.. how would u get firefox or opera without ie? ;)
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    telnet :)

    You can type HTTP protocol commands manually and then copy/paste to a file in notepad :)
     
  7. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    of course!.. silly me :p




    hehe
     
  8. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    You will probably lose Windows Explorer in the process.
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    bah.. i'll just unbundle windows and run linux or BSD
     
  10. X-Istence

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    Eh, why strip the mail client?

    If they rebuilt the mail client to not be ass-craptic like Outhouse Express then maybe people would use it. (I have not used the new Windows Mail in case you can't figure that out!)
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Cleaner my ass, just more stuff to sell separately.
     
  12. zeke_mo

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    The only "extra" software I ever use in windows is movie maker, even that can be easily replaced. Good move though, less crap, more focus on performance and reliability.
     
  13. Geffy

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    I think you need a stock browser, mail client and basic image viewer. At the very least those bits should be in there. Photo editing, movies and such yeah that could be better as an optional install item or downloadable, just hope they don't slap the standard MS price tag on it.
     
  14. Johnny

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    I never used windows mail. But I like the idea of not including what was mentioned in windows7, except the mail client (I agree with geffy) -It will make it cleaner if you think about it.
     
  15. LeeJend

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    What a farce. The resellers will automatically install the Windows Live stuff so nothing gets removed. What it does present is an opportunity for people to buy computers with (windows) application compatibility issues.

    I predict a major glitch in the Windows 7 release over this move.

    That said I applaude any leaning or the OS. App's and the OS should not be joined at the hip the way M$ did it back in the 90's to kill their competition.

    Note - reading between the lines... They have encountered major security and / or stability issues with the deleted aplications. Do not be surprised if the code is still present in the release, just disabled. Then the black hats will find a way to re-enable and exploit the unstable dormant code. Paranoid, yes based on 53 years of experience.