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Windows Tweak May Forestall EU Antitrust Suit

Law360 (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft's new Windows 7 platform reportedly allows users to remove Internet Explorer in favor of other Web browsers in what may be a concession to a pending European Commission antitrust investigation.

Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Windows DVD Maker and other applications have been added to Windows' list of optional features, the Windows 7 blog confirmed Friday. Windows enthusiast blogs chris123nt.com and aeroxp.org had first reported the news Feb. 3 and 4, respectively.

The blogs and news reports speculated that the change might ease regulation by...
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