Could there be a law to protect the free choice of operating system?

Heiki "Repentinus" Ojasild repentinus at fsfe.org
Sun Mar 3 12:41:25 UTC 2013


If someone has hard data on how many computers sold in the EU are
bundled with MS Windows, lobbying the DG for Competition
<http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/competition/index_en.htm> might be the way to
go. I am afraid there's virtually nil chance to get a general ban on
bundling software with hardware, but there is a possibility that
Microsoft may be forbidden to bundle their OS with hardware due to
their de facto monopoly.


Cheers,
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Heiki "Repentinus" Ojasild
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