Opera eyes likely victory in Microsoft browser war

The Norwegian web browser company Opera is on Tuesday expected to mark a major victory in its battle with Microsoft.European Union antitrust regulators are likely to accept Microsoft’s amended plan to make it easier for consumers to choose rival browsers, including Opera, for use on the US software company’s Windows operating system, which is installed on 90 per cent of the world’s personal computers.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6955854.eceAlso see:Europe Drops Microsoft Antitrust Case Over Browsers
European regulators dropped their antitrust case against Microsoft on Wednesday after the software maker agreed to offer consumers a choice of rival Web browsers. The settlement averted a second costly legal battle for the American software giant.The agreement, announced in Brussels by the European competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, calls for Microsoft to give Windows users a choice of up to 11 other browsers from competing companies, including Mozilla, Apple and Google.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/17/business/global/17msft.html

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