Windows 7 + Europe = No Internet Explorer

It seems antitrust complexities are causing Microsoft to balk at including Internet Explorer with copies Windows 7 destined for much of Europe. Will anyone notice is the burning question.

Microsoft has announced that it will ship a special version of Vista's successor in Europe, titled Windows 7 E, without Internet Explorer 8. The browser-less version, a reaction to an antitrust investigation by the EU into whether Microsoft is abusing its dominant position with Windows and Internet Explorer, will be distributed in all member nations of the European Economic Area as well as Croatia and Switzerland.

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