Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2007 18:31 UTC, submitted by abdavidson
Legal "Opera Software filed a complaint with the European Commission yesterday which is aimed at giving consumers a genuine choice of Web browsers. The complaint describes how Microsoft is abusing its dominant position by tying its browser, Internet Explorer, to the Windows operating system and by hindering interoperability by not following accepted Web standards. Opera has requested the Commission to take the necessary actions to compel Microsoft to give consumers a real choice and to support open Web standards in Internet Explorer."
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« Embrace, Extend and Extinguish »
by holywood on Thu 13th Dec 2007 21:36 UTC
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2006-09-25

IIRC (or if i read correctly!), when they first use the embrace, extend then extinguish philosophy, it was to take over the browser market in 1994.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend_and_extinguish
http://www.microsoft.com/about/companyinformation/timeline/timeline...

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