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Off topic: MS gets fined $730M for "non-compliance with a commitments decision" after having W7 SP1 remove the browser choice agreed upon earlier

Nearly 20 years later, the decision to bundle a web browser with Windows is still giving Microsoft grief.

"Today, the European Union has decided to fine the company €561 million (around $732 million) for breaking a 2009 antitrust agreement. At the time, Microsoft agreed to include a browser ballot box in every new copy of Windows, allowing users to pick any one of the 12 most popular browsers rather than defaulting to Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, in what Microsoft called a "technical error", Windows 7 Service Pack 1 removed this choice. In July, the European Commission formally started investigating, and last October it decided that Microsoft had indeed broken the rules."



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