Also, NP doesn't mean deterministic exponential. There are sub-exponential problems in NP too.
No. NP-complete is different from NP. There are several NP (but not NP-complete) problems that quantum computers can solve in polynomial time: integer factoring, for example.
IIRC, no. I did try removing IE (6) once but I don't think Windows Explorer was b0rked. Also, IE7 is totally separate from it.
00_NOP writes "HateMyTory is the world's first political rating site and occasionally gets blasted or promoted by British bloggers on either side of the political spectrum. But here's something even more intriguing
... when the right come visiting they hate the site but they are disproportionally likely to be users of free software, whether that is just Firefox on top of their Windows box, or all the way with some Linux distro. But when the left rally to the cause they are more likely than not to be proprietary software users, albeit with a big bias towards Apple. If Microsoft's defenders think free software is the road to socialism, why don't the left seem to agree? As a leftie, and a free software advocate, I find this pretty puzzling."