IE browser has been lifted in Europe, will be on the Win10 Express


Computer Store News: Microsoft has always maintained a strong relationship with EU regulators. In view of the increasing concern about violations of antitrust and company law, Microsoft has to impose restrictions on its products sold in Europe. Perhaps the most widely known is the Windows browser dispute in 2009.

This dispute is mainly due to Microsoft's emergence as the only internationally important provider of European computer software. Microsoft's practice of bundling IE as the default browser for new computers sold in Europe was seen as a misuse of consumer software monopoly. Later, EU regulators and Microsoft also actively negotiated and announced implementation in 2009. By selecting the ” standard, European users will be able to choose their own default browser for their newly purchased Windows devices. Microsoft agrees to comply with this standard for a period of five years, and will no longer have the obligation to continue to implement this standard upon expiration.

Microsoft has largely complied with the European Commission's regulations. However, after February 2012, Microsoft in the Win7 system in Europe no longer offers browser options and continues to bundle IE browsers. The move violated the EU agreement, causing Microsoft to be fined 561 million euros by antitrust regulators.

Now that the deadline has passed, the previous "browser selection" rule will not be binding on Microsoft. This change is a good thing for both users and Microsoft, because although the original "browser selection" was theoretically intended to regulate browser usage, it actually made the situation even more confusing. This resolution has made almost no progress in regulating European computer browsers, and since 2009, the European browser market has also undergone tremendous changes. The formerly popular Firefox browser is now at the mercy of Google (European Community) The new scapegoat now that the two giants in the browser market (Chrome and Firefox) are just maintaining a balance of the surface.

Now that Google is starting to be closely monitored by browser antitrust agencies, IE's future development environment looks quite safe, at least in the EU. To be sure, Microsoft's future development in Europe will be smoother. However, Microsoft still has to be careful, especially when Win10 arrives.

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