Microsoft Faces Another EU Antitrust Probe

Bringing up bad memories for Microsoft, the software giant is reportedly facing a European Union antitrust probe into allegations that it is failing to offer consumers a choice of Internet browsers under terms of a previous settlement with regulators. As Bloomberg reports, EU Competition Commission Joaquin Almunia said regulators had received complaints that Microsoft may have misled the EU over the use of a browser choice screen for users of its Windows operating system. Over the past decade, the company has been fined over $2 billion in EU antitrust probes.
 

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  1. Russell Cross from Prentke Romich , July 17, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.
    Oh come on, is this an EU shakedown? Another "tax" on big corporations? Anyone who doesn't know they can choose any browser they like should have their computer taken away and be issued with pen and paper. How about Apple devices all running Safari and no "explanation" that you can choose another. Stop wasting time and money on old issues and spend it on computer illiteracy - apparently there's a need for it because people don't seem smart enough to make up their own minds.