EU begins investigation.
Well, what do you know, for a feature that was widely requested by a lot of web browser makers, it looks like 1 out of more than 1 billion PC users has actually noticed that his bellowed ballot screen has since disappeared.
Apparently, with the release of Windows 7 SP1, the software giant has accidentally removed web browser choice screen and surprisingly, no one has ever noticed. Not until now, at least.
The good news: Microsoft immediately confirmed the issue and is rolling out a patch to fix this.
The bad news: EU began the investigation and if they are not in a good mood, the fine for agreement violation might be as high as $7 billion. However, as a sign of good will, Microsoft has offered to extend the browser ballot agreement for another 18 months.
Whether or not that’s enough, we will have to wait and see.
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