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Unbundling Microsoft Windows

Sep 25, 2007, 12:45 (18 Talkback[s])

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"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..."

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ZDNet UK: Microsoft: You Already Have Naked PCs!

"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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