April 21, 2005

Microsoft Norway may be probed

The Norwegian Competition Authority is considering investigating Microsoft Norway for breach of competition laws. Special deals for Norwegian schools involve a new generation of computer users having no choice but Microsoft.

Microsoft agreements with schools prevent competition in practice, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. Many local authorities agree deals on behalf of their school systems, and this makes it more difficult for competitors to get a foot in the door.

Link: News from Norway

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