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: Nothing new from the EC
by majipoor on Wed 6th Mar 2013 14:47 UTC in reply to "Nothing new from the EC"
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"If at all, we need browser choice on iOS, not on Windows!"

Windows has 95% market share while iOS has less than 10% market share. This makes all the difference because such rules applies to monopolies only.

Then concerning MS fine, it is not about having choice but about pre-installing a browser on a monopolistic OS.

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