Reuters: French FinMin confirms probing Microsoft

“The French finance ministry said on Friday it was investigating
complaints about the behaviour of U.S. software giant… “We
have had some complaints from customers who don’t want to have to
buy (Microsoft) Windows everytime they buy a computer,”

Finance Ministry spokeswoman Nina Mitz told Reuters.”

“Disgruntled users have set up web sites in several countries,
including the United States, France, Japan, the Netherlands, and
New Zealand, explaining to other users how to seek refunds from
Bill Gates’ company for built-in Microsoft software they do not

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