EC To Pursue Antitrust Despite Microsoft’s IE Move

snydeq writes “The European Commission will proceed with its antitrust case against M|cr0s0ft regardless of M|cr0s0ft’s decision to strip IE from Windows 7 in Europe. Europe’s top antitrust regulator said the EC would draw up a remedy that allows computer users ‘genuine consumer choice,’ noting that stripping out IE from Windows ‘may potentially be positive,’ but ‘rather than more choice, M|cr0s0ft seems to have chosen to provide less.’ Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera, whose complaint to the European Commission at the end of 2007 sparked the initial antitrust investigation, said M|cr0s0ft is ‘trying to set the remedy itself by stripping out IE. … Now that M|cr0s0ft has acknowledged it has been breaking the law by bundling IE into Windows, the Commission must push ahead with an effective remedy,’ he said.”

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