Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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A few other things while at it
by alcibiades on Wed 28th Jan 2009 12:27 UTC
alcibiades
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2005-10-12

They should do a few other things while thinking about it:

1) Force MS to have a proper rapid and convenient method of returning Windows for credit

2) Stop MS charging any licenses on the basis of all your computers, instead of on the basis of all your equipped computers

3) Force Apple to give a similar refund program for OSX bought bundled

4) Stop Apple trying to stop people installing OSX on the hardware of their choice

5) Stop Apple sabotaging iTunes/iPod database management from Unix/Linux

6) Get the iTunes store purchasing mechanism unbundled from the iTunes software

7) Force Apple to open up the app store to competing (ie non-webkit) browsers.

8) Tell both Apple and MS that the price of bundling their own browsers and email clients will be the obligation to bundle other ones, with no preferential treatment for any particular one.

9) Make it clear that any sort of anti competitive incentives or pressures to bundle or not include competitive offerings will be hit very hard, whether its Apple, MS or anyone else.

Put the fear of the Commission into them! They will get religion fast, and it will be a pleasure to watch.

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