Microsoft offers customers using IE as their default browser the chance to install rival software, and begins automatic shutdown of PCs running the Windows 7 release candidate
So the EU and Microsoft have finally settled their differences and will begin the browser ballot with no less than 12 browsers to choose from. Is this a good thing? Also Intel is now under the gun from the US FTC. What did they do this time? Listen to find out. And Cherrypal is selling a $99 laptop they bill as slow and sufficient. Nice.
So the European Union and Microsoft have finally settled their differences and will begin the browser ballot with no less than 12 browsers to choose from. Is this a good thing?
Maybe there's a way to satisfy the EU's antitrust concerns without shipping Windows with no browser: Microsoft offers a new proposal to let users choose their own.
Microsoft's browser was the dominant force in 2009 when the EU required the company to offer consumers a choice of browsers. But that has changed dramatically over the past several years.
commentary The $732 million penalty levied against Microsoft ignores the reality that the world is changing faster than EU regulators -- or any "ballot" -- can keep up.
The European Commission found the software giant lax in offering PC owners a choice of browsers, and has demanded a hefty wodge of wonga.
European authorities levy yet another fine, after Microsoft runs afoul of previous antitrust commitments to provide a browser choice screen.
The launch of Windows 8 is set for October 26, but the EU is concerned that the upcoming OS may unfairly disadvantage rival browser makers.
Google's Chrome is now the second most popular Web browser in the UK, capturing 22 per cent of the market. That edges out Firefox, which accounts for 21 per cent.