News No Windows 7 E edition coming

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  1. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Windows 7 E was going to be the European version and would not have any web browser installed with the OS.
    Microsoft have now decided they will ship the same version of Windows 7 to Europe that the America's will have.
    Full story at Cnet.

    :source: News Source: Cnet news via Bink.nu
     
  2. Xie

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    LOL @
    I suppose the multiple versions of Windows already doesn't help. :)
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Its pretty clear this time really.

    Premium, Professional, Ultimate.
     
  4. epk

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    they dont sell basic anymore? thank god
     
  5. Electronic Punk

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    There is a home basic for emerging markets, and s starter that I guess won't be sold in stores.
    I'll try and consolidate the latest information as it has changed quite alot.
     
  6. Johnny

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    Wasn't MS ordered by a court in Europe to not include IE ?
     
  7. Electronic Punk

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    No, they simply chose to take it one step further and create the E edition, which really is just a huge inconvenience as you can turn it off anyway if you really feel you have to.
     
  8. American Zombie

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    How would you download a different browser if you do not have a browser to start with?
     
  9. Electronic Punk

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    Well OEMs would be able to supply any they wished, retailers were going to sell 7e with a free IE disk.

    You can order disks for alot of browsers, or download one in preparation for upgrading to 7 (although I hadn't actually seen a download of Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 yet)
     
  10. American Zombie

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    What I meant was if someone purchased a copy of E version retail.
    Installed then wanted to go online to download Firefox or some other browser.
    You would be screwed if you had no other PC to download and copy to disk for transfer or already had the download.

    Or was E going to be released to OEM's only?
     
  11. LordOfLA

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    E was going to retail
     
  12. Electronic Punk

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    E would have been retail, I suspect IE would have appeared on Windows Update as an optional download tho.
     
  13. Remar

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    Well for one, Windows Media player can be used as a browser ....lol
     
  14. LordOfLA

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    It has the IE engine integrated. As does the bulk of windows :)
     
  15. Xie

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    Were they not (or still debating) some sort of a menu that the user could choose what browser they wanted?
     
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    yes, still are :)
     
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    Ha..after i installed it! Perfect
     
  19. Jim

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    Folks,

    MS released an RTM last week Called Windows 7 Ultimate N. for Europe. It comes without Media Player and Internet Explorer.

    In March 2004, the European Commission fined Microsoft €497 million (US$603 million) and ordered the company to provide a version of Windows without Windows Media Player. The Commission concluded that Microsoft "broke European Union competition law by leveraging its near monopoly in the market for PC operating systems onto the markets for work group server operating systems and for media players". After unsuccessful appeals in 2004 and 2005, Microsoft reached an agreement with the Commission where it would release a court-compliant version, Windows XP Edition N. This version does not include the company's Windows Media Player but instead encourages users to pick and download their own media player. Microsoft wanted to call this version Reduced Media Edition, but EU regulators objected and suggested the Edition N name, with the N signifying "not with Media Player" for both Home and Professional editions of Windows XP. Because it is sold at the same price as the version with Windows Media Player included, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Fujitsu Siemens have chosen not to stock the product. However, Dell did offer the operating system for a short time.

    I hope this clears things up.

    Regards,

    Jim:)
     
  20. Electronic Punk

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