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Offline Frands

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Microsoft is accused by EU again
« on: January 17, 2009, 09:13:33 AM »
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The European Commission has accused Microsoft of harming competition by bundling its Explorer web browser with its Windows operating system.
The commission said it had reached the preliminary view that the US software giant had undermined consumer choice and infringed EU rules.
Microsoft and the European Union have engaged in legal battles over competition issues for years.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7834792.stm

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As far as I know Microsoft allows its users to run other internetbrowsers than  Internet Explorer. I really can't see that Microsoft Internet Explorer is bundled with their very own product is a problem. I'm wondering if they don't have something more important to do down there in Bruxelles  :soapboax:
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Re: Microsoft is accused by EU again
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 11:51:46 AM »
Look at it another way -- Microsoft provides a browser in order to provide the means for their customers to access the internet to obtain a browser by another vendor. 


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Re: Microsoft is accused by EU again
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 08:56:41 AM »
Latest news about the browser battle:
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Microsoft has stepped up the battle to win back users with the latest release of its Internet Explorer browser.

The US software giant says IE 8 is faster, easier to use and more secure than its competitors.

"We have made IE 8 the best browser for the way people really do use the web," said Microsoft's Amy Barzdukas.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7852340.stm
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