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More on Microsoft: EU regulators are preparing an antitrust complaint alleging Microsoft has failed to comply with a settlement requiring it to display a browser choice screen to Windows users: 10% of users who were supposed to see the screen following a Service Pack installation didn't. Regardless, European PC users seem to be having little trouble finding their way to Firefox and Chrome. Microsoft has been fined $2.2B by the EU over the years. (other EU investigation)
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  • Sam Liu
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    What a bunch of EU crybabies!

     

    At least at thee main Shanghai library, the 1st thing I do is from IE-- installed on computer is open download.com. In less than 5 minutes, I've downloaded and am using Chrome and Firefox.

     

    On my own Samsung Windows laptop, because internet connection is precarious-- I keep IE on it; just like this Mac, I use the above two browsers and Safari, Webkit, Opera and Camino (no IE).

     

    Can't they do the same?
    18 Sep 2012, 02:03 PM Reply Like
  • SquareHead
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    The EU really just wants a cut of the pie. They are really not interested in protecting the computer user. If that was their real intent they would have given the 2.2 billion to the agrieved parties.
    18 Sep 2012, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • anil92691
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    The EU just wants the money. There are now several operating systems of choice available. Users can select any that they feel like. Microsoft is no longer a monopoly.....just the most used operating system or in other words...the most popular. Within Windows, users and the EU regulators have a choice of using any of the following: various versions of DOS, and various versions of Windows....3.0, 3.1...Xp, and 8.

     

    If I were Microsoft, I would release Windows 8 as a closed system like iPhones and iPads and allow only applications that have been reviewed and selected and allow these to be downloadable only from my store. And I would charge 30% in marketing costs just like Apple does.

     

    If you do not like Microsoft's operating system, design your own or purchase one from a competitor.

     

    EU should layoff picking on American companies and focus on its drug companies selling product off label and make its millions.
    18 Sep 2012, 05:49 PM Reply Like
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