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Internet Explorer 7 Will Not Be Integrated into Windows

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  1. malware New Member

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    Microsoft's next release of Internet Explorer, version 7, will not be integrated into Windows. It's a little bit funny, first we have to wait almost a year to see the latest Vista OS, and now we won't see IE 7 into their product. The reason given is that the integration into Windows would cause security problems. Windows itself has been under much scrutiny over recent years by the security industry as well as the hacking and virus communities. Exploits that were found to exist in current versions of Internet Explorer, were used to attack the core operating system because of the tight integration. Despite the move to improve OS security by Microsoft, Internet Explorer will still ship with Windows Vista.

    Source: DailyTech
     
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    Yay! :toast:
     
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    Microsh*ts 1st actual good step.
     
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    Security issues? You bet.

    But what they do not say, the step will rather be to not annoy even more antitrust agencies worldwide. They may have simply outlived Netscape in the great browser wars long, long ago - but now they still, or again, face the same charges of incorporating into an OS functionalities which aftermarket software producers already sell, thus (as a monopolist) destroying them.

    I pray every night that the 2 million (Europe) / billion (US) fine Microsoft will pay if they fail to comply with EU antitrust regulation come into effect at last... as the US antitrust system seems not to be able to break M$ apart.
     
  5. Judas

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    Internet Explorer .... wont be missed .... ;)
     
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    woohoo! :)
     
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    I dont know if you guys understand this. Internet explorer is still going to come with windows. Its just not going to be as tightly integrated with the OS.
     
  8. Darksaber

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    exacly, most likely still part of the normal install, but just not so interweaved into the OS as it is now.

    cheers
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