Microsoft hedges its Windows 7 bets with new IE 8 ‘removal’ option
Microsoft has taken another step to hedge its Windows bets in case the European Commission lowers the boom on RedmondÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s browser-bundling practices.
With the current Windows 7 Build (No. 7048) that is circulating among selected testers, Microsoft is making it possible for Internet Explorer 8 to be removed from the Windows operating system, according to the AeroXperience site, and other testers with whom IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve spoken.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“RemovingÃ¢â‚¬Â here is somewhat of a loaded Ã¢â‚¬â€ and perhaps overzealous Ã¢â‚¬â€ word. Microsoft can easily remove the IE 8 browser from startup. But over the past few years, the company has integrated the guts of IE into the operating system.
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