Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 21:12 UTC
Windows The moment Microsoft announced it would lock other browsers out of being installed on Windows RT, we all knew regulatory bodies the world over were wringing their hands. Today, this has been confirmed: in the wake of an investigation into Microsoft not complying with the existing antitrust rulings regarding browser choice, the EU has also announced it's investigating Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 RT (ARM).
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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by MollyC on Thu 19th Jul 2012 00:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
MollyC
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2006-07-04

Maybe Microsoft should go even further and not allow sales of any WindowsRT devices in the EU except for their own Surface product. That would totally cement the "integrated hardware/software" argument in Microsoft's favor (though I think they already have that argument going for them, as I said in the parent post).

That would be the ultimate irony: If Microsoft responded to this EU action by choosing to make Surface the only WindowsRT product available in the EU, the EU couldn't do a damn thing about it and would have to shut down their "investigation" (since they couldn't get around the "integrated hardware/software solution" argument), and the EU would have nothing but themselves to blame for the reduction in consumer choices for EU citizens.

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