Browser Charges Against Microsoft Dropped in EU
Modified ballot box proposal accepted by EC
The European Union has now dropped the antitrust charges against Microsoft. The EU has agreed to accept the amended offer from Microsoft that will hit Windows users with a ballot box allowing them to choose their browser.
The antitrust charges have been a long running legal row between Microsoft and the EU. The web browser industry’s smaller players have complained for years that the dominance of the Windows operating system allows Microsoft to abuse its monopoly power and effectively prevent other browsers from being used.
Microsoft offered the ballot box for browsers in October after the European Commission asked for the ballot box to be used. There were complaints about the first iteration of the ballot box with competitors claiming it didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t offer enough information on the alternative browsers.
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