European Union (EU) competition investigator Karel Van Miert is investigating anti-competitive software distribution practices, following UK complaints made a year ago.
The Personal Computer Association (PCA) has been asking the EU to investigate Microsoft for over a year but has been waiting for a response. Van Miert refused to reveal any details about his investigation but it is expected Microsoft?s pricing will be carefully examined.
Keith Warburton, executive director at the PCA, claimed Microsoft charges lower prices to OEM hardware manufactures that bundle its software. "We?re rather frustrated that we have had no satisfactory advance from the Commission on this matter," he said.
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