Microsoft To Face Charges In Europe Over Browser Tying

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has failed to comply with an order to offer Windows users a choice of browsers beyond its own Internet Explorer program, Europe's chief antitrust body said Thursday, and the company will reportedly face regulatory charges for this failure.

EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said the European Commission will charge Microsoft for its failure to provide certain users of its Windows 7 operating system with an option to pick a main browser other than Internet Explorer, Reuters reported.

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