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Microsoft Tied Explorer To Windows: Complaint

Law360 (December 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Norway-based Opera Software ASA has filed a complaint with the European Commission accusing Microsoft Corp. of abusing its dominant position in the market, the company said Thursday.

According to the complaint, Microsoft is illegally tying its Internet Explorer browser to its Windows operating system and is also hindering interoperability by not following accepted Web standards.

“We are filing this complaint on behalf of all consumers who are tired of having a monopolist make choices for them,” said Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Opera. “In addition...
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