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Windows 7 - No Default Web Browser for EU

Postby domino » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:39 am

I understand that EU distributions of Windows 7 won`t ship with a built in copy of Internet Explorer... Users will be invited (!) to install their browser of choice.

How will this impact on NB Apps and Pubs?
Will users have to install IE to get/restore NB browser object functionality?

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Postby HPW » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:57 am

I understand that EU distributions of Windows 7 won`t ship with a built in copy of Internet Explorer


My understanding of this message was, that they offer a version without IE8. But that does not mean that OEM's sell/install that version on their PC's ?

Will users have to install IE to get/restore NB browser object functionality?


Definatly yes, since they browser object is a wrapper around the IE-engine.
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Postby beno » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:35 pm

Hi,

My guess is that the IE engine resides in Windows despite this browser war.
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Postby Wrangler » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:18 am

Don't think Windows can run without it, it is so deeply integrated. As for DISPLAYING the browser, and making it available to neobook pubs, I'm not sure about. My beta copy came with IE8 installed, and I had no choice in it's installation.

I tested neobook and some of my pubs in it, and everything seems to run well. Many improvements over vista, such as configurable security. I think basically, they fixed what people screamed about in vista. Other than that, I don't SEE much difference between the two, but really haven't spent much time in it. I installed it in a virtual machine.
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Postby Neosoft Support » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:32 am

I suspect that since many applications use the IE engine, including Windows Help, that is will have to be included in Windows 7. The IE engine is an ActiveX control and is separate from IE the stand-alone application. The only change in the EU version of Windows 7 will probably be the elimination of the Internet Explorer link on the desktop. The ActiveX will remain part of Windows.
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