Operating System Bundling

Operating System Bundling – campaign to crowd source evidence

We are pleased to join the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure and the Association of French Speaking Free Software Users in their campaign to gather evidence of the difficulties encountered by consumers who want to purchase a PC with a non-Microsoft operating system or without any operating system at all.

In the answer to a written question by a Danish MEP the European Commission said it is:

…aware of the difficulties encountered by consumers who want to purchase a PC with a non-Microsoft operating system or without any operating system at all. At the moment, the Commission is however not in possession of evidence suggesting that this is the result of practices in violation of EU competition rules as laid down in Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

The Commission has an on-line form to provide information on competition problems affecting consumers, so why not use it?

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