Over a decade ago, the European Commission initiated a string of antitrust cases against Microsoft
Finally, the saga has come to an end. In exchange for the EU abandoning its case and not dolling out any additional fines, Microsoft has agreed to deliver a ballot screen of browser choices in addition to its Internet Explorer. According to the Wall Street Journal, the EU's competition commissioner stated: "Millions of European consumers will benefit from this decision by having a free choice about which web browser they use."
The hope is that other browsers will have a fair shot at gaining market share, such as Mozilla's Firefox, Apple's
What do Fools think? Will this actually spawn improvement in the browser world -- or is this just a way to put the Microsoft antitrust cases to sleep?
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