Microsoft has only released one build to the public -- Windows 7 beta, build 7000 -- which it rolled out Jan. 10 but has since stopped offering. The company has been mum, however, about when it will deliver another build to users, though it has hinted that it would do so when it wrapped up a "release candidate."
Zadegan and Holmes each mentioned the accusations made last month by EU antitrust officials against Microsoft's bundling of IE, and the possible actions it may demand. One solution under consideration would require Microsoft to disable IE if the user decided to install a different browser, such as Mozilla's Firefox or Google's Chrome.
"A quick solution to the EU's argument against them?" asked Holmes. "Time will tell."
Microsoft had no comment when asked to confirm whether Windows 7 will let users dump IE8 or whether the option was in reaction to the EU charges.
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