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Modest changes needed to Microsoft offer - Opera
October 7, 2009 / 5:19 PM / 8 years ago

Modest changes needed to Microsoft offer - Opera

BRUSSELS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - An improved offer by Microsoft (MSFT.O) to settle the antitrust concerns of European Union regulators needs to be tweaked to make it more effective, Norwegian browser maker Opera (OPERA.OL) said on Wednesday.

“The proposal announced today will not effectively remedy the abuse. But it can be made effective with modest changes,” Opera’s Chief Technology Officer Hakon Wium Lie said in a statement. Opera brought a complaint to the EU Commission in 2007.

The European Commission said earlier on Wednesday it would seek comments from consumers, software makers and computer manufacturers on remedies offered by Microsoft to tackle competition concerns over its browser. [ID:nL77011914] (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee)

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