Wednesday, October 07, 2009

European Commission to Market Test Browser Option in Windows 7

At a Press Conference today in Brussels, the European Commission announced (finally):
"I am pleased to announce that the Commission will formally market test proposals made by Microsoft to address the Commission's concerns regarding the tying of Internet Explorer to the Windows PC operating system."
Brad Smith, General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, welcomed the European Commission announcement to move forward with formal market testing of Microsoft’s web browser proposal in Europe. An example of what to expect in the Web browser ballot is shown in the image below.

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Ideally, Europeans will be given the opportunity to select multiple browsers. This compromise is a major improvement over the prior option necessitating the separate downloading of a browser. The video and statement by Mr. Smith is available at Microsoft PressPass.

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