EU watchdog: Microsoft concessions don't go far enough
A day after Microsoft offered to sell a browser-less Windows operating system to European customers, a regulatory board in Brussels said the American company had not gone far enough. "Rather than more choice, Microsoft seems to have chosen to provide less," the European Commission, a watchdog agency for the European Union, said in a statement on Friday.
As of yesterday, Microsoft had decided against bundling a browser with the new Windows 7, which goes on sale in Europe in October. But a spokesman for the European Commission said that the decision did not give users enough "genuine consumer choice."