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-- In recent months, I haven't written exposes of Microsoft's preposterous legal arguments in the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust case because Microsoft has been doing such a good job by itself. Everyone is now familiar with the doctored video demonstrations, the "performance comparisons" using dissimilar modems, and so on. You can almost hear Bill Gates saying, "Gee, they ate it up at Comdex."
Much of the trial has revolved around the following Microsoft claims.
We now have the opportunity, thanks to an insightful volunteer named Shane Brooks, to see for ourselves whether these claims are true. Brooks, an Australian who is currently studying at the University of Maryland, has developed a Web site that shows you how to remove IE in the comfort of your own office.
Brooks cites the following benefits:
The basic steps are as follows:
Step 1. Use a test system. Do this on a PC that you can easily reformat and reconfigure if need be after your test.
Step 2. Replace shell.
At this point, Brooks says you have a smaller, faster
Step 3. Delete folders.
Step 4. Delete Favorites.
On the downside, you lose the Windows Update feature, but you can get the same thing with any browser at www.walbeehm.com/win98upd.html. (See below for hyperlinks.) Notepad and WordPad won't work either, but you can copy the Win95 versions if you need these editors.
Brooks' Web site names many other files you can delete, Registry entries you can remove, and so forth. And he makes available three free programs that automate a lot of this for you. Go to www.98lite.net for details.
I'll print Microsoft's response next week, and I'll print your responses on
March 22. Send me e-mail with your test results by March 11, if possible
(subject line must be "IE removal").
Brian Livingston's latest book is Windows 98 Secrets (IDG Books). Send tips
to brian_livings...@infoworld.com. He regrets that he cannot answer individual
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