EU investigating new complaint about Microsoft

There are a lot of things about Microsoft that tick me off. However if I didn’t know better, I might begin to believe that the EU simply has it in for the big M. Eh, what can we say. Linux is booming in the EU while Microsoft is, not so much.

European Union regulators are “studying” a consumer complaint that Microsoft Corp. forces computer makers to sell machines that are preloaded with Windows, excluding other operating systems such as Linux.

The European Commission, the EU’s antitrust regulator, discussed the issue in a Wednesday letter to the consumer that sent the complaint. The consumer complained that Microsoft makes users pay for Windows even if they want to remove it or buy a computer without the software.

“We received the complaint, and we’re studying it,” Jonathan Todd, a commission spokesman, said Friday…. Source: Seattle PI