Today, the European Union has decided to fine the company €561 million (around $732 million) for breaking a 2009 antitrust agreement. Back then, Microsoft agreed to include a browser ballot box in every new copy of Windows, allowing users to pick any one of the 12 most popular browsers rather than defaulting to...

Recently we reported on how Microsoft was receiving some pressure from the EU due to their decision to hold off putting a “browser ballot” screen on Windows 7. The EU said it was something they should have to do, but Microsoft decided that doing it for XP and Vista had been enough. Finally, Microsoft has returned the...