Jim White wrote:
>>Other than the fact that you can't uninstall IE and that it's basically forced
>>on users, is there a reason why we don't suggest FireFox (or others) over IE by
> Actually, you *can* uninstall it. Go into Add/Remove software, Windows
> components, and there it is, waiting to be unchecked! You can uninstall
> Outlook Express too. This is what we did in our labs.
> I don't you can NOT install it though, I think UN-installing it is your
> only option.
> Warning: Since IE is so "integrated" into the OS, it STILL rears its
> ugly head on occasion. (e.g. Type a URL into Windows Explorer).
They had to make it uninstallable as part of the court settlement.
It is legal to 'bundle' products, but illegal to 'tie' them.
For example, HP could bundle a printer with a ream of paper for the same
price. But they couldn't void the warranty if you didn't use just HP
paper. IE is now bundled, whereas it was tied before.
It is puzzling, but this article seems to indicate that next round it
will be reintegrated with the OS, thus once again breaking the law [as
well as violating the court settlement].