Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


W8 and Browsers - The Lawyers have slipped up here in the E.U.

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    W8 and Browsers - The Lawyers have slipped up here in the E.U.


    Hi folks
    I'm surprised W8 consumer preview hasn't yet turned into a "Lawyers Fest" in the E.U.

    Wasn't there some imbecillic / totally bovine reg in the EU that Windows had to give users a Choice of Browser when installing the system.

    Now I've NOTHING against IE but installing W8 several times I can say I've never seen a squeak of a prompt for a browser to install.

    Maybe this requirement has been (thankfully) dropped. Even so I'm surprised some of the greedier (are there actually any UNGREEDY ones) lawyers haven't chanced there luck with this.

    Cheers
    jimbo

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Hmmm....post didn't take....I'll try again.

    That will probably be in the Retail build, Jimbo.

    Just a guess.....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Microsoft haven't made it easy for third-party developers like Mozilla, Google, Opera and Apple to develop their own Metro versions. So much so, that most of these companies don't anticipate having complete versions of their browsers this year. As far as a 'browser ballot' for Windows 8, I really can't see the other browser vendors, the EU or the DOJ letting MS revert to imposing IE on the world. Interestingly, they may have an additional Anti-trust problem with their included PDF reader...

    Microsoft creates special application class for Windows 8 browsers
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

W8 and Browsers - The Lawyers have slipped up here in the E.U.
Related Threads
Phone Browsers in Drivers & Hardware
Something I have not given much thought to up to now, but today, whilst eating out, I wanted to have a look at the news headlines. Opened phone and surfed to news headlines. I was in a 'wifi cloud' pub eating lunch. My browser, chrome, refused to let me open them as it said the 'Cloud' was not safe...
Solved Should i switch browsers? in Browsers & Mail
In April I started using Firefox as my main browser, I still do & I became a volunteer contributor (Helps people with problems, No Pay) (I'm in my late teens so ;P ). I switched to Windows 8.1 and love the look of it, and loved Firefox's metro look (And of course they removed it, because they...
IE 11 will not open but other browsers will in Performance & Maintenance
When I click on the desktop IE 11 icon, it seems to open to the home page and then immediately I get an error pop-up saying " A problem caused this program to stop working correctly." I've tried turning IE on and off thru the control panel. I tried to download and install IE from microsoft. I...
No browsers working in 8 in Browsers & Mail
Hi I am new here, but I have had my first major problem with a windows 8 machine. It's on an new laptop pre installed with windows 8, after doing all the updates that a new laptop always requires, I tryed using the browsers, first IE then FF but neither will connect to any web page but will...
Solved BSOD When I Use Browsers in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
For the past couple of days, accessing the internet has caused my laptop to BSOD with a DPC_Watchdog_Violation. This happened after I uninstalled, then re-installed my symantec mouse drivers. I believe that there was also a windows update, but I uninstalled the updates and that didn't fix the...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook