Microsoft stopped browser choice screen




Microsoft shows EU users a browser choice screen more if they set up Windows. Internet Explorer is the default browser back to the OS. According to Microsoft, the deadline had expired asked the EU.

“Microsoft offered the browser choice update in accordance with the decision of the European Commission in December 2009. These obligations thereof have expired and therefore the Browser Choice update will no longer be offered to new users,” writes Microsoft system- Windows manage on the basis of a volume license. It was required for a period of five years.

With the decision Internet Explorer is again the default browser in Windows. The European Commission gave Microsoft in December 2009 the obligation to Windows users by March 2010 to offer the choice of an alternative browser. The European Commission considered that Microsoft would owe the bundling of Internet Explorer with its operating systems create unfair trade practices. With the screen, Microsoft would avoid a penalty, but the Windows maker was ultimately a million fine because between May 2011 and July 2012 showed no browser choice screen in Windows 7 SP1.

It is unclear what have been the effects of the browser choice screen. Opera said that several months after entering the number of downloads was tripled . Knew especially Google Chrome to gain substantial market share in the past five years, but Google has significantly promoted its browser and updated, while the popularity and development of Internet Explorer has long been waning.


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