Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 15:20 UTC
Windows "Senate Judiciary Committee staffers plan to take a look at allegations that Microsoft has made it difficult for competing Web browsers to run on a certain version of Windows, an aide to Antitrust subcommittee Chairman Herb Kohl told The Hill Thursday." Good. We have to nip this in the bud, and with a bit of luck, it alerts Washington to the iOS situation as well. More browser competition equals a better web - mobile devices aren't magically exempt from this just because they have no keyboard. As simple as that.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 14th May 2012 15:41 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

I wonder why this was never triggered for Windows tax - i.e. brazen OS bundling from MS, which makes buying non Windows computers hard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_refund

This subject explicitly came up on the last major antitrust case, but nothing was made about it:

The Findings of Fact in the United States Microsoft antitrust case of 1998 established that "One of the ways Microsoft combats piracy is by advising OEMs that they will be charged a higher price for Windows unless they drastically limit the number of PCs that they sell without an operating system pre-installed. In 1998, all major OEMs agreed to this restriction."


Edited 2012-05-14 15:44 UTC

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