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June 11, 2009 10:58 AM

Windows 7 will ship in Europe without Internet Explorer browser

Posted by Sharon Chan

Microsoft confirmed reports from CNET and Bloomberg today that the company will be shipping Windows 7 in Europe without the Internet Explorer browser in it.

CNET's report cites a memo that was sent to computer makers saying the changes were being made to comply with European Union law.

Earlier this year, the European Commission notified Microsoft that the inclusion of its browser in Windows since 1996 violated European competition law. Check out our earlier coverage here. Microsoft was due to present its defense June 3 to 5, but canceled because senior regulators would not be able to attend. Here is the story on that development.

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