A week after Microsoft agreed to include a browser ballot screen
in Windows 7 systems sold in Europe, then announced that those systems would initially include no browser at all — specifically, no Internet Explorer — Microsoft has changed its mind again and dropped talk of a European Windows 7 E
edition. Here is the official Microsoft blog announcement
, which includes a screen shot of the proposed ballot screen. The browsers are listed left-to-right in order of market share, with IE therefore having pride of place. PC Pro notes that, since the ballot screen would not appear if IE were not pre-installed, Microsoft's proposal opens the door for Google to work with PC manufacturers to get Chrome on new machines
. Note that the browser ballot screen has not yet been accepted by the EU, though the initial reaction to it was welcoming.