Thanks to our glorious overlords on the continent and their proxy war with the US through the medium of anti-trust lawsuits against Microsoft, Windows 7 in Europe will ship without Internet Exploder.
Yes, Internet Explorer is a shit browser but there are plenty of websites out there that just don’t work properly with Firefox and other browsers and lots of people that aren’t comfortable with downloading and installing software. Not being able to buy a computer, plug it in and browse the internet without any faffing about will put off so many computer illiterate people from buying a computer and getting themselves online.
Presumably nobody at the
European Imperial Commission foresaw any potential problems with this scenario …
European buyers of Windows 7 will have to download and install a web browser for themselves.
And which browser will they use to get to a website to download a web browser, pray tell?