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July 27th is Mozilla Community Day at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference!

Tuesday July 10th, 2001

If you are going to the O'Reilly Open Source Conference in San Diego this month, be sure to check out Mozilla Community Day, which is happening the last day of the conference. Mozilla Community Day is open to all, whether or not your are attending the Open Source Conference. To find out more, visit this page for info and a listing of some of the topics that will be discussed!


#46 Not if IE's still pre-loaded

by ryampolsky <ryampols@cjds.com>

Saturday July 14th, 2001 1:27 PM

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My reading of the NYT article left me pretty sure MS wasn't offering to actually unbold IE from the OS. Just to let you remove the ICON.

If that's the case, it's a complete sham. Mozilla, nice as it is, is still slow on a 64MB machine and will barely run in 32MB. Processor speed is less of an issue, so a good part of this has to be the fact that IE's in there taking up who knows how much memory.

I'm sure MS will insist that they can't completely remove IE without damaging the OS - the help system and file browser have been nominally tied to IE expressly to give them this fig leaf. Still, there's no reason in hell that IE needs to be always pre-loaded if the user doesn't ask for it. That's a simple minimum for compliance with the court's finding.

Plus, this is only being offered for XP! So you have to go out and BUY A NEW OS just to get rid of the IE application they illegally forced on you in the last several versions! Uh-Uh. They should have to release service packs for Win95-2K that untangle the DLL's to allow the OS to run with no trace of IE.

Then they can think about releasing XP.