Microsoft: No one wants Windows without IE

Despite the fact that Microsoft has been forced by the courts to offer hardware manufacturers a version of Windows 95 that doesn't include a bundled copy of Internet Explorer, not a single one has asked them for such a product.

"I am not aware of any OEMs \[that have\] opted for any of the new alternatives that the court stipulation provides," said Bill Neukom, the senior VP of law and corporate affairs at Microsoft.

Compaq, Packard Bell and all other leading PC manufacturers have no plans to change from Internet Explorer, either because customers perceive that it has a fuller feature set or they just don't care either way

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