A more than year-old Windows Phone-YouTube compatibility issue is proof Google needs tighter antitrust scrutiny, according to Microsoft officials.
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Europe's competition chief has said the European Commission is preparing to charge Microsoft over its failure to offer some Windows 7 users a choice of browser, and may begin formal antitrust proceedings against Google too.
A month ahead of its release, Windows 8 users in Europe are now receiving the 'browser ballot' update in Microsoft's bid to appease European antitrust regulators.
Microsoft announced today that Windows 8 will be ready for the public on October 26. But antitrust regulators in the European Commission are threatening to spoil the celebration with a new investigation triggered by rival browser makers.
The software giant has won a small reduction in its antitrust fine over Windows interoperability but failed to have it dismissed entirely, after the EU's General Court threw out all of Microsoft's main arguments
The European Commission is keeping its eye on Microsoft, after a U.S. Senate subcommittee said it would investigate potential antitrust matters relating to Windows on ARM browsers.
Why won't Microsoft tell PC manufacturers how to implement secure boot on their computer designs? Because anything they say can be used against them in a court of law. Literally.
You want a good, solid, free antivirus program? Microsoft Security Essentials fills the bill nicely. Until recently, you had to download and install this software manually. Beginning this week, it's rolling out to all Windows users in the U.S. via Microsoft Update. So how long till antitrust lawyers begin squawking?
It was 10 years ago this week that Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered Microsoft split in two as a remedy for abusing its Windows monopoly. That judgment was tossed out on appeal, but the eventual antitrust settlement has had plenty of repercussions. From crapware to insecurity, here's my wrap-up of what 10 years of antitrust regulation has really accomplished.
After a legal wrangle that's lasted almost a year, Microsoft and antitrust investigators from the European Union have signed off on a ballot screen concept designed to Windows users the opportunity to download alternatives to Internet Explorer. While I believe that browser diversification is a good thing, I feel the approached used here is a flawed one, and will make Windows user more vulnerable to malware.
Microsoft started this past decade in the midst of a fight over whether Internet Explorer (IE) was part of Windows (in U.S. antitrust courts in the U.S. Department of Justice vs. Microsoft case). The company ended it the same way in the European Union -- but deciding this time to settle rather than fight.
The European Commission has settled with Microsoft over its remaining antitrust issues. In a nutshell, the EU accepted Microsoft's plan to offer browser choice on PCs without bundling Windows and Internet Explorer together.
I was wondering how aggressively -- or not -- Microsoft would market Windows Live services once it began selling Windows 7. The answer seems to be somewhat aggressively. But is that tepid enough to keep the Softies out of antitrust hot water?
In the latest twist in its antitrust battle in Europe, it now looks like Microsoft is leaning away from delivering its browser-less version of Windows, Windows 7E at all.
Windows XP and Vista users will be given a choice by Microsoft as to whether they want to install Internet Explorer or one of its many rival browsers.On 24 July, Microsoft published a proposal it had sent to the European Commission, saying it could alleviate antitrust fears by giving European users of Windows 7 a choice of browser at first installation.
Microsoft posted on its Web site on July 24 the details of its proposal to the European Commision (EC) designed to settle its browser-bundling antitrust case in Europe, including the fact that Microsoft is planning to distribute the ballot screen to XP and Vista users -- not just Windows 7 ones.
Microsoft has attempted to dodge the European antitrust bullet by ripping Internet Explorer out of every copy of Windows 7 sold in the European Union. But is this little more than a gimmick?
It's been a week since Microsoft publicly acknowledged its plan to release a browserless version of Windows 7 that would be sold in Europe only, as a way to potentially appease European antitrust regulators. Since then, I've gotten more than a few reader questions about Windows 7 E -- and have come up with a few of my own) and have put them to Microsoft for answers
Opera's antitrust complaint against Microsoft from 2007 has now ballooned into a full-blown EU antitrust case into browser bundling. As you'd expect, this antitrust case isn't popular with everyone, and one Windows enthusiast website has launched campaign calling on users to boycott the Opera browser. Will you be boycotting Opera?
The JCXP.Net Windows enthusiast site has launched a "Boycott Opera" campaign aimed at users who are unhappy over Opera's antitrust suit against Microsoft.
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