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November 3, 2010 by

Microsoft tempts antitrust lawyers with expanded antivirus offering

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?

June 8, 2010 by

How a decade of antitrust oversight has changed your PC

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.

December 17, 2009 by

Why the EU's "browser ballot" is a bad idea

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.

July 30, 2009 by

Microsoft's 'browser ballot' to cover XP and Vista

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.


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