Wow, MS to allow OEM's to remove IE icons
I think this was a very intelligent and calculated move by MS. This will help ease legal tension a bit and they will really lose nothing since users will most likely DL IE anyway. There is no real competition to IE. There is Opera, Mozilla and others, but they are nowhere near as big as Netscape was.
Oh my god!! The world is coming to an end!!!
This came as a big shock to me as I will now as an OEM to create my own icon and place it on the desktop and or into the IE favorites as the default link. Also any additional software that my clients have me include in their systems I can "fully" configure which as I have always seen it would include shortcuts on the desktop and or quicklanunch bar. were as before officially I was not supposed to do that
It blew my mind also.
daveleau, it will still be included on the windows disk, it just won't be loaded automaticaly and there won't be an IE icon on the desktop by default. It will be avalible via the add/remove programs command.
It does give builders more freedom which is great.
funny, now that netscape is defunct the remove IE...this if anything proves the theory of them trying to squish netscape like the corprate bug they were...
Now, if they will only let them remove that darn pesky kernel!
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