EU Looks into Microsoft's Hold on the Browser Market

Lora Bentley

It appears as if the European Union has a bone to pick with Microsoft -- again. The question is whether Microsoft is improperly bundling the Internet Explorer Web browser with Windows, which makes it harder for other browsers to work with the operating system.


Reuters reports the EU has opened another investigation into Microsoft's sales practices. The investigation stems from complaints filed by the company behind the Opera browser, and by the European Committee for Interoperable Systems.


A statement from the commission reiterates that the new investigation does not mean the EU has proof of a violation, but that it will make looking into the matter a priority.

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