“EU authorities accused Microsoft of failing to offer the "browser ballot" screen to users since February 2011 when Microsoft rolled out Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. More than 28 million European customers who bought the latest copy of Windows with the software patch pre-loaded may not have been given the option to switch browser.”
Well, now M$ claims it will comply in the future, but it cannot undo its past. This issue shows M$ will take every opportunity to break the law. Extreme diligence is required to make that impossible. Without complaints from OEMs this might have continued for years. It’s time governments did not wait for complaints from OEMs but monitored M$ actively. Certainly Canada needs to get off its ass and do something about the delaying tactics M$ places on restoring competition in software in IT.
The new “openness” of M$ is just a facade. I recommend use of Debian GNU/Linux an OS which won’t try to lock you in to a particular supplier of software. The world can make its own software and you can use it for free.