Internet Explorer Will Ship With Windows 7 After All

Microsoft’s operations in the European Union have always been rocky and have already twice been punctuated with hefty regulatory fines. In a 2004 anti-trust ruling, the EU fined Microsoft 497 million euros (794 million dollars) and asked the software giant to remove multimedia software in copies of Windows XP that were to be sold in Europe. The reason given for the order was that Microsoft was stifling competition in the software market by not fully disclosing how non-Microsoft software could interact with Windows. In 2008, the EU meted its biggest fine ever. Microsoft was levied 899 million euros (1.3 billion dollars) for not complying fully with the conditions that the EU set forth in the 2004 ruling.

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