Microsoft Browser Offer Fails to Impress Europe

European regulators, wary of repeating an earlier mistake, signaled this week that Microsoft’s offer to sell a browserless Windows system on the Continent did not go far enough.The decision has left some antitrust lawyers in Brussels scratching their heads.”Microsoft is offering to sell Windows in Europe without their own browser — you would think this is what the commission wants,” said Alec Burnside, a competition lawyer at Linklaters in Brussels. “You would expect them to say ‘Thank you’ and close the case.”

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