Windows 7 to lose email, photo & movie apps

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Windows 7 Streamlined?

Windows 7Windows 7 will not feature Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Mail, and Windows Movie Maker according to a report by CNet, and Microsoft will instead be offering these applications as optional, free downloads. Microsoft have said there are several reasons for this decision, including the desire to issue 'new operating system releases more quickly than it has in the past' and that 'the move would remove confusion of offering and supporting two different programs that perform essentially similar functions.'

Some are seeing this move as Microsoft protecting itself from EU Anti-trust laws, as several lawsuits forced them to distribute EU specific versions of Vista & XP, which did not contain Media Player. By removing these applications from the operating system, they are safeguarding against further lawsuits. Windows Live general manager Brian Hall said that the stripping of these applications from Windows 7 would also pave the way for Microsoft to work selectively with specific partners. 

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20-09-2008, 09:35:51

yeh that one :)

im gonna start playing cod4 more now tho

20-09-2008, 09:37:27

Welcome to the forums mate.

Nice to see you here :).

20-09-2008, 09:55:22

Welcome to the site! Interesting name.. :p

20-09-2008, 09:57:52

Welcome to oc3d dude.

20-09-2008, 10:13:42

thanks guys :)

20-09-2008, 22:15:11

:wavey: Welcome mate :)

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30-09-2008, 14:39:07

Hey mate, I remember playing ya a few times

Welcome :hello:

30-09-2008, 14:59:48

CoD4 is a brilliant game. You'll enjoy it. :)

30-09-2008, 15:14:27

Watcha Matey :wavey:

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