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[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Soulbender on Thu 7th Mar 2013 04:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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instead of letting the market sort it out

Because THAT works fscking great.
Blind faith in free market self-regulation is just as delusional as blind faith in government regulation.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by WorknMan on Thu 7th Mar 2013 07:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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Because THAT works fscking great.

Um, actually it did ;) Granted, it doesn't work in some cases, but in this case, I'd say we made out okay.

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RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by JAlexoid on Thu 7th Mar 2013 16:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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No it did not, in this case. It took another dominant player in a different market to make deals and promote their own browser through their site. There was little competition. Even Firefox was being promoted by Google.

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