In this line of thought maybe a class action suit that orders Microsoft to provide Users of XP & older OS's a way to remove IE with complete functionality after the removal.
I'm a long time user of IE . I think the reason is it is what I learned on.
With that MS so incorporated IE in it's OS's that removal is virtually impossible. Windows Updates depend on it . That can be worked around but it requires a lot of time & effort.
Has anyone removed IE & ended up with a Windows OS that functioned well afterwards ?
Probably not . So the courts need to force MS to do this.
For now I have went to Opera 20 which is basically a Google Chrome knock off. My main reason is Opera has long been my second browser anyway. I still have an Opera 12 installed as well . When set up (the way I want it) it looks a lot like IE.
V 12 doesn't work on all web sites anymore . That's why I went to v 20.
It is a bit of a PITA if JAVA is disabled globally. Each trusted site that depends on JAVA has to have an "Exception".
Good thing it has JAVA in the Opera browser itself because I long ago completely removed JAVA from my OS's.
I'm not sure what IE uses because in Internet Options /Advanced there is no JAVA in the list of checkable items. I guess because in Security/Internet/Custom Level Scripting is set to " Active scripting" Enable . IE has to be using that instead of JAVA on my OS's . I assume this because IE works on every site I have tried it on. Not always perfectly but well enough.
All that being said I don't plan to use IE very much from now on even if MS fixes it. I would rather be provided with a way to completely remove IE & have full functionality of the rest of my OS's.
@ TSJnachos117 , Although some may learn & use another OS . Most like myself will continue to use Windows . At least until there is an OS that works as universally & aftermarket software that is made for it. Then I think that OS will have many of the same problems as Windows.
I did read your link & another one from there. I will be following the advice & completely disabling Windows Update except when I use it.