On 9/1/06, Hoff Hoffman <email@example.com> wrote:
> bradhamilton wrote:
> > "Strawman" - it *is* easy to "remove" IE:
> > - Run any number of other browsers besides IE.
> > - It's easy to remove all IE shortcuts and icons from the desktop and
> > menu bars, and to change browser preferences, such that the only way to
> > run IE is to hunt it down and deliberately let it kill your system. :-)
> Microsoft embedded IE all through Windows -- what started out as an add-on
> product became entrenched throughout the operating system. Fully removing it is
> not easy.
> I regularly use other web browsers -- once you've used Firefox and other such
> newer browsers, the age of IE6 tends to show -- but there are still IE-related
> vulnerabilities around, and parts of Windows certainly still seem to be using IE
> for various tasks. (I should go try Windows Update, and see if I can get that
> to run without using IE.) IE7 looks to improve a number of the features and
> capabilities over IE6, and it fixes various of the CSS and related bugs. (Donno
> if the box model bugs got fixed -- some parsing bugs got fixed, which meant the
> workarounds for the box model bugs started to fail.)
For those who are interested in IE-free Windows, there's a guy named
Fred Vorck who devotes a website to how to do so, plus slipstreaming
service packs and hotfixes into an installation CD.
I'm no longer job-hunting, folks.
Thanks to all those who expressed concern and sent me possibilities to