Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:54 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with its commitments to offer users a browser choice screen enabling them to easily choose their preferred web browser. In 2009, the Commission had made these commitments legally binding on Microsoft until 2014. In today's decision, the Commission finds that Microsoft failed to roll out the browser choice screen with its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from May 2011 until July 2012. 15 million Windows users in the EU therefore did not see the choice screen during this period. Microsoft has acknowledged that the choice screen was not displayed during that time." Burn.
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RE[2]: I don't agree
by Fergy on Wed 6th Mar 2013 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't agree"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

I am interested in your comment about not being able to install other programs (presumably you mean apps) and I was wondering what programs you think are prohibited. The reason I ask is because, taking iOS as an example simply because it's the one I know first hand, I can install alternative browsers, email clients, mapping apps, contact app, calendar apps, e-book readers etc, and use them instead of the packaged apps that come pre-installed with the system, so I was wondering what you think is being blocked.

Just try to install Firefox on your iPhone or Windows Phone. You can't because they block it.

Edited 2013-03-06 18:46 UTC

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