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Want to change OE6

Bobby Johnson
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Interesting observation. I hadn't noticed it was there in both Program
Files and Program Files (x86). I have used Thunderbird since it was
introduced and have no plans to change.

John Barnes wrote:
> They could reduce bloat further if they did not include Windows Mail in
> the program files folder on 64-bit systems.
> "R. C. White" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Hi, Zootal.
>> Extreme? Maybe. But that's the way it is.
>> Microsoft was tired of all those complaints about a "bloated"
>> operating system, so it removed some of the "bloat". Win7 comes with
>> NO email and NO newsreader. There no doubt was also direct and
>> indirect pressure from competing companies who wanted to sell more of
>> their mail and newsreader products. This results in a smaller disk
>> footprint and lets Win7 install on some older, less-capable hardware
>> that could not handle Vista.
>> So you can choose whichever applications you like for those
>> functions. If you want to stay with Microsoft, you can go to
>> and get Windows Live Mail - and as many of
>> the other Windows Live Essentials as you choose - at no cost. Or you
>> can install a third-party application of your choice.
>> To me, it's like no longer being able to by a new Cadillac with a
>> radio already installed. Your GM dealer says you can install any
>> radio you like. Or, if you'll just drive around to our service
>> department, we'll install a Cadillac radio for free.
>> In a little-noticed move in anticipation of this, Microsoft announced
>> that they halted development of both OE and WM about 3 years ago -
>> while Vista, including WM - was still in beta. As I'm sure you know,
>> OE won't run on Vista; WM won't run on anything but Vista. (That is,
>> it's not supported on anything else - and it's barely supported on
>> Vista.)
>> RC
>> --
>> R. C. White, CPA
>> San Marcos, TX
>> Removed)
>> Microsoft Windows MVP
>> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
>> "Zootal" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Windows 7 dropped Windows Mail? Isn't that rather extreme? Win7 comes
>>> with no mail or usenet client?
>>> "Doug Forster" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:%232d$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> I'd suggest you dump OE entirely. Your future upgrade choices are:
>>>> Vista 64: Windows Mail replaces OE
>>>> Windows 7: Windows Mail dropped and no replacement
>>>> I've now changed to Mozilla Thunderbird which will import from OE
>>>> but not Windows Mail. I wish I had changed to Thunderbird at the XP
>>>> stage.
>>>> Thunderbird uses IE 32 bit.
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Doug Forster


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