"Computers in the European Union should be sold without a
bundled operating system, according to this submission to the
European Commission. It says that the bundling of Microsoft Windows
with computers is not in the public interest, and prevents
meaningful competition in the operating system market.
"The submission comes after the Commission won a ruling
supporting its existing antitrust action against Microsoft in the
European Court of First Instance..."
"Microsoft has responded to our request for comment after a
'free-market' EU thinktank, the Globalisation Institute,
recommended that all PCs in Europe should be sold without a
preinstalled operating system.
"'You can buy a PC with no OS, with Windows or with Linux, or
indeed a Mac with the Mac OS so all such options are available and
consumers make the choice already,' said a spokesperson..."
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