EU would fine Microsoft for failing commitment to offer alternative browsers
Microsoft could be fined for failing to comply with a commitment made in 2009, consisting in offering alternatives to Internet Explorer in Europe. The company said a fight with the European Commission for more than 10 years on this issue and has already had to pay more than 1,000 million euros in fines (USD $1,280 million).
The challenge is that in an upgrade to Windows 7 in February 2011, Microsoft accidentally deleted the browser choice screen operating system.
“Microsoft has not kept its promises. We will have to consider taking action in this case. The next step is to open a procedure for determining a breach of our agreement. Since Microsoft has admitted, I hope it does not take much time, “said JoaquÃn Almunia, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs.
If you have been convicted, Microsoft may have to pay up to $7,400 million.
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