Microsoft does not offer a choice of browsers,fine of 500 million 61 million euros by European Union




Microsoft does not offer a choice of browsers, and a fine of 500 million 61 million euros by the European Union
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Microsoft because Windows 7 SP1, not to provide users with a variety of browser choice, he said the EU fine.

The EU announced on the 6th violation of the antitrust agreement in 2009 because of Microsoft, and the open penalty of 500 million 61 million euros, equivalent to NT $ 21.6 billion 8,402 million. Microsoft agreed to in 2009 in each Windows browser to select the page, so that users can choose their favorite browser in 12 kinds of popular browser download, rather than only using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser.

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But in Windows 7 SP 1, Microsoft claimed that due to “technical error”, without providing the option of the browser. The European Commission began an investigation in July 2012, and announced in October, Microsoft in violation of regulations.

6, 2011, the EU announced open penalty of 500 million 61 million euros will be Microsoft, Microsoft in the EU the second antitrust laws punished, last in 2004 was the EU open fined 800 million 9900 million (about NT $ 347 one hundred million 4,855 million) hefty fines. This penalty equivalent to Microsoft in 2012 revenue 3%, but this is not necessarily bad news for Microsoft, because according to the EU regulations, a maximum fine of a fine equivalent to 10% of annual revenue.


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