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...

Yesterday we reported about how the European Union was gearing up to go after Microsoft for not implementing the “browser choice screen” in Windows 7. While Microsoft had complied to the policy with Windows XP and VISTA, they never did for Windows 7. While it remains to be seen what will happen there, the EU has...

Ever since Microsoft got tangled up in EU anti-trust issues, the company has issued a “Browser Ballot Screen” in order to keep the pressure of their backs. The idea was that this ballet gave users of Windows in the European Union options of looking at and choosing alternative browsers. The browser ballet not only...

Here we go again. In addition to the current investigations into Microsoft’s failure to give some Windows users a browser ballot screen, European Union (EU) antitrust officials are also looking into Windows 8 and Windows RT. More specifically, charges that Microsoft has blocked rival browser makers from harnessing the...

With the (hopefully) launch of Windows 8 next year, we are going to see a plethora of Windows 8 devices coming to us from a bunch of different vendors. We’ll be getting Windows 8 tablets, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 desktops. The vendors will be big names like Acer, Dell, Samsung and all the usual cast of characters...