"Numerous industry observers have long-called for the adoption
of policies by competition regulators which will spur competition
in the personal computer operating system platform market--a market
which has had a Microsoft choke-hold, gained through legally
dubious business practices, over the past 20 years.
"Now aligned with this group is an influential free-market
think-tank, which has called on the European Union (EU) to make
good on its promise to foster greater competition in personal
computer platforms, in the aftermath of the recent court ruling
which yet again found Microsoft abusing its monopoly power to
diminish market forces. The think-tank, the Globalisation
Institute, has called upon the EU to demand that PC vendors stop
the practice of automatically bundling Microsoft operating systems
with personal computers..."
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