Microsoft Browser Choice May Allay EU Antitrust Fears

Law360, New York (July 24, 2009, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has proposed a modification to its Windows operating system to allow users a greater choice of competing Internet browsers as a solution to a pending European Union product-tying antitrust case, the European Commission said Friday.

The proposal involves creating a ballot screen for the operating system where consumers can choose among competing Web browsers to install as their default, the EC said in a statement. The change is designed to allay European concerns about the tying of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser with Windows....
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