European Commission to open Microsoft investigation

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The European Union's executive body, the Commission, is to open an investigation into whether Microsoft has kept the competition commitments it made in 2009, warning that penalties for non-compliance could be severe.

EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said the indications are that Microsoft has failed to provide customers with a screen from which they could choose different internet browsers instead of seeing only Microsoft's product, Internet Explorer.