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Reuters: Microsoft likely to be fined in Europe over antitrust concerns

Report: EU preps complaint vs. Microsoft over Windows screwup

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Microsoft is in hot water in Europe, again, after failing to include a required browser “ballot” in Windows 7 for the better part of last year. Bloomberg News reports today that European regulators are preparing a complaint against the company, formally known as a statement of objections, as a possible...
Report: EU preps complaint vs. Microsoft over Windows screwup

EU fines Microsoft over $730 million for failing to include browser ballot in Windows 7 SP1

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Nearly 20 years later, the decision to bundle a web browser with Windows is still giving Microsoft grief. Today, the European Union has decided to fine the company €561 million (around $730 million) for breaking a 2009 antitrust agreement. At the time, Microsoft agreed to include a browser ballot...
EU fines Microsoft over $730 million for failing to include browser ballot in Windows 7 SP1

Compulsory upgrades to Windows 7 SP1 will start rolling out tomorrow

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If you're a Windows 7 user and you've been dragging your heels when it comes to that Service Pack 1 upgrade, then prepare to get an extra dose of encouragement from Microsoft. Starting tomorrow, the company will begin deploying SP1 via Windows Update to all neglected PCs, and just...
Compulsory upgrades to Windows 7 SP1 will start rolling out tomorrow
Microsoft admits to 'technical error' with browser choice screen, offers to extend compliance period

EU Commission to investigate whether Microsoft kept its browser choice commitments

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Microsoft has again found itself in hot water with the European Commission, after it announced that it has opened an investigation into whether the company has not complied with commitments to offer users of its Windows operating system a choice over their preferred web browser. This is a developing story,...
EU Commission to investigate whether Microsoft kept its browser choice commitments
Microsoft's browser choice mishap could result in $7 billion fine from regulators

EU to Microsoft: IE browser selection error violated antitrust deal

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The European Union has charged Microsoft with an antitrust violation, saying that it did not live up to the terms of its 2009 deal with the 27-nation bloc. Joaquín Almunia, the European Union antitrust commissioner, told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday that the American software giant has not taken adequate...
EU to Microsoft: IE browser selection error violated antitrust deal

7 things you can do to make Internet Explorer more secure

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How well Internet Explorer--or any Web browser, for that matter--protects against attacks and malware greatly depends on whether you keep it up to date and have the right security settings. Here's how to take the proper security measures with Internet Explorer 9 and 10. Upgrade to the latest version...
7 things you can do to make Internet Explorer more secure
European Commission to investigate whether Microsoft has failed to comply with its browser choice commitments

Microsoft: This is how Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 devices will be managed

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The early 2013 of Microsoft's Windows Intune, plus System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, are keys to the ARM-based device management kingdom....
Microsoft: This is how Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 devices will be managed

Steve Ballmer Is Making Some Ridiculous Predictions For Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has got some crazy rose colored glasses on when he looks at Windows 8. He thinks 500 million people will be using it next year. At least that's what he was blustering about in a speech at the Seoul Digital Forum on Tuesday, reports AFP. Just...
Steve Ballmer Is Making Some Ridiculous Predictions For Windows 8 (MSFT)

Microsoft to push Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to users starting March 19

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Microsoft is starting to push Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 7 users via Windows Update, ahead of the early April end-of-support date for the RTM version of the product....
Microsoft to push Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to users starting March 19

Microsoft fined €561m for 'browser choice' error

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European commission said the software firm had failed to give European users a choice of web browser when they logged into Windows computersMicrosoft has been fined €561m by the European commission for failing to give users a choice of web browser when they logged into Windows computers in Europe between...
Microsoft fined €561m for 'browser choice' error

Microsoft apologises for failure to abide by EC ruling over web browsers

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Computer giant may face fine after failing requirement to give users of Windows software choice over their browserMicrosoft has apologised to the European Commission and may face a fine after failing to abide by a ruling to give users of its Windows software choice over their web browser.The EC's competition...
Microsoft apologises for failure to abide by EC ruling over web browsers

Remains of the Day: Windows 7 SP1 Public Beta Coming in July [For What It's Worth]

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The Windows 7 Service Pack 1 public beta is coming this July, Adobe Reader and Flash Player encounter another critical vulnerability, and MythBusters' Adam Savage talks about his workflow for tackling a problem. More » Windows 7 - Microsoft - Operating system - Microsoft Windows - Adobe Reader...
Remains of the Day: Windows 7 SP1 Public Beta Coming in July [For What It's Worth]
Microsoft posts record third quarter revenue in spite of flat Windows numbers

European Commission sends formal complaint to Microsoft over browser choice commitments

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Announcing that it would investigate Microsoft over whether it has offered Windows users a choice over their web browser, the European Commission has sent a formal complaint the Redmond-based company, sending it a formal state of objections. While a final decision has not been made, the Commission says that it...
European Commission sends formal complaint to Microsoft over browser choice commitments
Microsoft fined $731M in EU for forcing people to use Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 10 lands on Windows 7

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After nearly two years of tinkering and testing, Microsoft has officially released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 requires you to have at least Service Pack 1 installed. Microsoft offers direct downloads of the browser in 95 languages, though the company will automatically...
Internet Explorer 10 lands on Windows 7

Microsoft confirms 28 million PCs affected by browser ballot SNAFU, promises fix by the end of the week

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You might remember quite some time ago when Microsoft had its hand forced within the EU to give a “Browser Choice Screen” (BCS) inside of Windows computers that had defaulted to Internet Explorer. Today the company has sent out a release stating, essentially, that it has done a poor job...
Microsoft confirms 28 million PCs affected by browser ballot SNAFU, promises fix by the end of the week

Microsoft May Face Big Fines in EU "Browser Choice" Case

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Microsoft may be fined as early as January 2013 by the European Union for its failure to obey an earlier agreement to offer users a "browser choice" in Windows 7. The EU antitrust regulators are close to a decision that would be one of the first issued in 2013, EU...
Microsoft May Face Big Fines in EU "Browser Choice" Case

Microsoft could render Windows 8.1 more appealing to IT admins

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Windows 8.1--previously known by its code name "Windows Blue--is a major update for the Windows 8 operating system, and it will include a number of features that should render the operating system more appealing to business customers and IT admins. Although Microsoft isn't calling it a service pack, the...
Microsoft could render Windows 8.1 more appealing to IT admins
EU prepares to charge Microsoft over 'technical error' with Windows 7 browser choice

Intel CEO says Windows 8 bugs will sting consumers

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Windows 8 will be released to the public before it's fully baked--that's apparently the latest message from Intel CEO Paul Otellini. Bloomberg reports that Otellini, speaking to a group of employees at a private company event in Taipei on Tuesday, said improvements "still need to be made to the...
Intel CEO says Windows 8 bugs will sting consumers

Microsoft faces $7bn fine for violating EU deal

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Microsoft has confessed to violating its browser choice agreement with European antitrust regulators, after they opened up a fresh investigation into the company’s behavior. Microsoft CEO Steve BallmerThis is a big deal, not least because it means that the company could now face a fine of up to 10 percent...
Microsoft faces $7bn fine for violating EU deal

Microsoft starts auto-installing Windows 7 SP1 on consumer PCs Tuesday

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Microsoft will start automatically pushing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to customers on Tuesday as a last-ditch move before it drops the original 2009 edition of Windows 7 from support next month....
Microsoft starts auto-installing Windows 7 SP1 on consumer PCs Tuesday

Europe hits Microsoft with $730M fine over browser choice 'error'

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Well whaddya know. When you’ve been the subject of a lengthy antitrust investigation and you settle with the authorities by promising to clean up your act, then “accidentally” go back to doing what you were doing in the first place and get caught, you might find yourself in expensive trouble....
Europe hits Microsoft with $730M fine over browser choice 'error'

Microsoft opens up on managing Win RT, Win Phone 8 devices

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The early 2013 of Microsoft's Windows Intune, plus System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, are keys to the ARM-based device management kingdom. [Read more]...
Microsoft opens up on managing Win RT, Win Phone 8 devices

Google tipped off EU authorities over Microsoft's $732M browser boo-boo, report claims

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When Microsoft got fined $732 million by the European Commission on Wednesday for reneging on an agreement to give Windows users a clearer choice of browser, an interesting question in the back of many people’s minds was how on earth no-one noticed the browser choice screen’s omission for more than...
Google tipped off EU authorities over Microsoft's $732M browser boo-boo, report claims
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