Microsoft Accord Ends EU Antitrust Investigation

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 1:01 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. has agreed to allow Windows users to choose which Web browsers they wish to install on their operating systems, through an agreement that closes the European Commission's years-long antitrust investigation into allegations that the technology giant was illegally tying its Internet Explorer browser to Windows.

Microsoft will make available for five years a “choice screen” that enables users of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in the 30-country European Economic Area to choose between the 12 most widely used, Windows-compatible Web browsers, the...
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