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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A pattern of breaking its promises
by benali72 on Wed 6th Mar 2013 22:15 UTC
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The important point here is that Microsoft signed an agreement with the EU, then failed to uphold that agreement. No surprise there... MS was originally sued by DOJ in the USA in the 2001 court case because the company failed to uphold the 1995 Consent Decree agreement. As everyone in the valley knows, you just can't trust MS.

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