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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whoah
by chekr on Wed 6th Mar 2013 12:07 UTC
chekr
Member since:
2005-11-05

That is a huge penalty! I guess this is what happens when you give the EC the middle finger and ignore a ruling...

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RE: whoah
by Sodki on Wed 6th Mar 2013 13:24 in reply to "whoah"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

That is a huge penalty! I guess this is what happens when you give the EC the middle finger and ignore a ruling...


I don't even agree with the mandatory browser choice ruling, but Microsoft ignoring it is just plain stupid.

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RE[2]: whoah
by BushLin on Wed 6th Mar 2013 17:26 in reply to "RE: whoah"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

I wonder if they also took into account the browser choice bug which exhibited itself shortly after it's initial release on XP where the prompt to run the file was hidden behind the window.

I don't think that ever got fixed, accidental or otherwise I'm sure MS were happy with the situation... until now.

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