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HondaMan

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Seems that proices are already going up. On this site click here W7Prof is offered at about £180 and yet I ordered mine for £78.23 + p&p and yes, I have checked that it is W7Prof edition.

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audeal

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laurie53: You should not need to uninstall IE8. Just install your favorite browser and make it your default browser.

If you don't have it then you will be able to download it if you want it so I don't understand all the fuss about IE8 being part of it or not.

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Si_L

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I honestly cannot see what all the fuss over the browsers issue is. If it comes with IE8, despite being a Firefox user, I'm keeping it on there, as there comes the odd time when a website needs it. Either way, its not a big deal.

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Forum Editor

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The fuss is because the companies who produce other browsers complained to the EU Commission that Microsoft's inclusion (and automatic installation) of Internet Explorer in the Windows software amounted to an unfair trading advantage, and effectively operated against competition in the browser market.

The argument was that an average computer user may not be aware of how easy it is to install and use an alternative browser, or wouldn't bother to try to find out, so millions of people would simply accept whatever Microsoft dished up.

It's about having choice, and the ability to make it.

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Si_L

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I realise what the fuss is regarding the companies who produce the other browsers and Microsoft, but my comment was aimed at the end user.

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laurie53

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"laurie53: You should not need to uninstall IE8"

I know I shouldn't need to uninstall it, but neither should I have to have it if I don't want it.

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Forum Editor

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My apologies for misunderstanding your confusion. I don't think there is a fuss as far as end users are concerned, is there?

People who don't want to use IE can simply install another browser, as they've always done, and those who don't care which browser they use will continue to use IE as they've always done. The fuss is being made by software companies, as I pointed out.

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sunnystaines

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what if the antispyware companies jump on the bandwagon about windows defender?

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Pine Man

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what if ..

That's not all. What about paint programs, CD/DVD burning, word, notepad. There are arguably a lot of applications that are 'forced' on you when you install Windows that are also provided by third parties!

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sunnystaines

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that could in theory dismantle windows and be its destruction.

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gengiscant

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I initially ordered mine through Microsoft store for £80.00 then got an email from Argos offering it for £50.00 So canceled Microsoft and bought Argos.Well happy.

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