You’d be forgiven for thinking this whole browser choice issue was resolved back in 2009, but no. European regulators are back on Redmond’s back, following suspicions that the megacorp may not be complying with the deal it struck all that time ago. Specifically, the allegations focus on versions of Windows 7 sold since February 2011 that came preloaded with patches, and which may not have displayed the all-important browser selection screen that offered up IE alternatives like Firefox and Chrome. The EU’s concerns have already been bluntly expressed by Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, who said that Microsoft “should expect sanctions” if the “infringement is confirmed” by the investigation. Read the full story at Engadget.
Microsoft under investigation for not fulfilling browser choice pledge
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).