What Will Happen if you remove all your browsers from your computer

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  1. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    What will happen,i've never done it, but what will happen


    Can you still go to the internet??
     
  2. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I don't think you'll be able to browse the interwebs...;)

    That'd be about it.

    NO PORN FOR YOU!!
     
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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  4. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    There's no point in posting to this thread. He can't read the replies and can't post a response ... :cool:

    eV
     
  5. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i just wanted ur guys say on what will happen
     
  6. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Legend has it that any Mac that has all its browsers deleted will self-destruct within 10 minutes of uninstallation.

    Now that's one legend I would rather not test...
     
  7. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha, I have always found it ironic that to get a web browser you have to use a web browser, quiet a catch 22.
    idk you should probably be able to download Safari through system update though.

    While I really don't have a clue but aren't they requiring Windows 7 to not ship with IE in Europe or something? I don't understand how that can work as I can't just go and pick up a firefox disc with it.
     
  8. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Thats correct.

    Cause of death: Not being able to reach MacRumors to get the proper fix.




    :D
     
  9. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    No, Microsoft wanted to ship it with no browser, but the EU pushed them into having a selection screen in which you can choose the browser you with to install. Internet Destroyer won't lose any marketshare through this, however
     
  10. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Binary newsgroups. Choice of the discerning pervert since 1993.
     
  11. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    1993??? I was Usenetting when you were in diapers, sonny.;) Damn that 28.6 modem was slowwwwwww.
     
  12. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    What do you think will happen? Without a browser you cannot access webpages, that's about it.

    Your networking software will still function. You can still chat with whatever client you like. You just can't browse the web...
     
  13. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure you were, old man, but ASCII porn don't count. I'm talking about binaries. You know, boobs that aren't formed with two parenthesis a lower case O. :)
     
  14. WeedKiller87 macrumors member

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    One way to re-download a browser would be to get the browser installer on another computer, save it to a flash/hard drive, and use the drive on your browser-less machine.

    Possibly, like someone suggested, a system update would make you re-install it. Also, I bet using your computer's restore dvd could easily solve this issue.
     
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    It was probably so slow because you were missing the .2 kbps. (28.8);)

    I think I was using a 56.6 and Win95 when I deleted IE by accident and no more web.

    Luckily still had system disks to reinstall it - then had to wait a day for the update to download before I could surf again.
     
  17. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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    been there done that. accidentally deleted safari :-/ i was panicking. i went on my sister's pc, downloaded firefox for mac, then transferred it to my macbook. installed firefox, downloaded and installed safari, then kept firefox as a backup browser :) :)
     
  18. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Tried it with a 14.4, don't remember how much I was able do with a 2400 though.

    Now 300s, they were slower than snail mail.
     
  19. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    I tried deleting IE from WIndows XP a while back t put FF on it. I couldn't delete IE, no matter how hard I tried. I could never decide if it was an OS thing, or my comp was just garbage.
     
  20. playalistic macrumors regular

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    use curl via terminal and decode the HTML in your brain. God damn, what is wrong with you people. ;)
     
  21. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Of course, you just won't be able to directly view WWW pages. You'd still get email, RSS, IM etc.

    Pretty daft thing to do, all the same...
     
  22. maflynn Moderator

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    You'll not have any browsers - gee if all the questions were this hard, life will be easy ;)

    Sure, why not, the browser is not your connection but the medium to view HTTP documents. You can still use ftp, ssh and any other network protocol. There used to be other protocols besides http, like gopher but most of have gone by the boards.
     
  23. sdragon macrumors member

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    Even if you remove the Safari application, the WebKit frameworks are still there. Removing them would likely brick a number of other applications.

    You can download Firefox from Mozilla's FTP server via the command line.
     
  24. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Put the .dmg file for a browser on a flash drive, stick the flashdrive in computer, install browser?
     

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