Windows 7 and Xbox 360 banned in Germany.

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  1. cheater87
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  2. Daveski17
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    I think that SUSE may get a bit of a boost.
  3. m00nbl00d
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    I'm a bit confused, to be honest. Both Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player aren't part of Windows 7 E, within the European Union (hence the E).

    Last time I checked, Germany was part of it? :argh: Sure, as the article* mentioned, OEMs could still add IE to Windows, but that would be a whole different matter.

    So, how can someone forbid Windows 7, due to IE and Windows Media Player, when officially they can't be part of Windows 7 E? o_O The maximum they could do is forbid computer manufacturers/OEMs from bundling it.

    o_O :doubt:

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    * I was going to provide a link to Arstechnica mentioning that IE could still be added by OEMs. I forgot to provide it. lol Will have to find it again.
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  4. Daveski17
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    Well, I live in the EU & my copy of Win 7 was shipped with (both 64 & 32 bit IE) & WMP. I'm not confused.
  5. m00nbl00d
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    Shipped? I apologize if this sounds like a dumb question, but do you mean you bought it in retail stores, provided by an OEM or you ordered it over the Internet?

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    Apparently, due to a change Microsoft made to Windows, they were allowed to reintroduce the standard version in Europe as well.

    Source: -http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/archive/b/windows7/archive/2009/08/24/update-on-windows-7-in-europe.aspx

    Now it makes sense. Considering that I never had put my hands on a Windows 7 E version, I didn't know they had been allowed to provide the Windows 7 standard version as well. The "embargo" against IE/Microsoft was a bit stupid, to be honest.
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    Bla bla bla, linux revolution, bla bla bla mac bla bla bla.

    This is so funny.

    The "ban" (rofl) still has no practical effect and will never have.

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    I never saw the '7 E' version either. AFAIK this whole thing was initiated by Opera ASA whinging to the EU. If I remember there was some 'ballot screen' where you could choose to download another browser if you wished. I used IE for what it was invented for; downloading Firefox ...
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    What !!!

    don't get me anywrong but i think some Forces out there want Windows to vanish

    btw i don't think it will be replaced by Linux it will be Mac
    Notice that the Last couple of years 2 years to be more accurate
    apple Product Got much much more Populare :/ i dunno seem
    someone or something want to Kill Microsoft
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    Hi Daveski17

    :thumb: :D :D

    Take Care
    TheQuest :cool:
  10. Ranget
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    that's one of the Proofs that microsoft is dying !!!
    Don't get me anywrong but it seem microsoft is dying since BG left
    really every thing is being slowly taken from them :S
    i really miss the times where Microsoft was More competitve
    Like the Time when they compete with Moziac or something Like it

    i Miss the Old Microsoft
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    Hi TheQuest,

    Yeah, IE's really useful for downloading Firefox LOL! I think that's why it's shipped with Windows. :D
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    Nah, the only way MS would die is if they released some horrible ugly OS aimed at tablets, looked like a giant smartphone & had no start button. That will never happen of course! ;)
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    +1

    Microsoft Is Doing Horrible choices i think by the Removing the Start Button
    they are Competing with Mac Os to Look more young
    but they are Making a lot of their Loyle User angry

    Dude my day starts with pressing the start button

    so i say we need Bill gates back
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    You're probably right.
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