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Microsoft and the European Union seem to be closer together on a solution for including competing browsers in Windows 7 distributions in Europe. Microsoft will offer a browser ballot on start up that gives users a choice that will be...
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Microsoft Announces It Will Ship Without IE in Europe - Reactions - Updated
Microsoft has just announced that it will ship Windows 7 in Europe without Internet Explorer: The worldwide launch of Windows 7 is fast approaching, but a pending legal case raises concerns about the sufficiency of competition among the Web browsers that are available to Windows users in Europe...
Microsoft Will Play to Google's Ad Dominance in Defending European Browser Complaint
Microsoft is under the gun in the EU because of it's browser share in Europe, somewhere between 65% and 85% of the market. Microsoft is formulating its response to the chargesbrought against it by Opera and joined by other industry...
Commission drops Microsoft Commission case after further browser ballot assurances
The European Commission has dropped its competition law case against Microsoft over its browser software and accepted the company's solution of offering Microsoft Windows users a screen through which they can choose non-Microsoft browsers.
WIndows 7 Will Not Have IE in European Editions
Microsoft has announced that it will ship European copies of Windows 7 without Internet Explorer. This is an attempt to calm down European regulators who are investigating the company for abusing the browser market with pre-installed copies of Explorer...
Breaking Antitrust News: Imposing Duty to Promote Rivals Helps Rivals
From the AP: Norway’s Opera said Thursday that downloads of its browser more than doubled after Microsoft Corp. was forced to give European users a choice of Web software to settle European Union antitrust charges...
Microsoft offers browser choice to settle EU competition case
Microsoft will present users with a 'ballot screen' through which they will be able to choose whether to use its Internet Explorer web browser or a competitor's software, and through which they will be able to disable the Microsoft software.
The Microsoft Case: The Second Browser War
Today I'll wrap up my series of posts looking back at the Microsoft Case, by looking at the Second Browser War that is now heating up. The First Browser War, of course, started in the mid-1990s with the rise of Netscape and its Navigator browser...
EU Likely to Require A Browser Ballot Screen for Windows 7 in Europe
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Windows 7 In 2020, Microsoft, According to Microsoft
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Source: InformationWeek Daily Newsletter, April 8, 2008.
Windows 7 In 2010, Microsoft Says"The expected release date contradicts earlier statements by Bill Gates that his company might ship a new version of its Windows operating system as soon as 2009...
Microsoft fined $1.3 billion for failing to comply with the European Union's antitrust order.
Defective Jeep Windows
alleging that former Westinghouse employees are being deprived of a choice in health care prescription plan benefits that were formerly available to them through union bargaining.
Settles with Arizona for $4.4 Million
Costs Microsoft $100 Million
allegedly failed to provide adequate access and service to Xbox Live and its subscribers.