China gives Microsoft twenty days to respond to antitrust inquiry
China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) is demanding a "written explanation within 20 days" from Microsoft over queries about Windows and Office compatibility. Earlier this month, the Chinese government launched an antitrust investigation into Microsoft centred around the bundling of Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player with the Windows operating system.
Microsoft, after being accused of not being fully transparent when it comes to disclosure of Windows and Office sales data in the country, has stated to Reuters that it was "serious about complying with China's laws and committed to addressing SAIC's questions and concerns".
Meanwhile, the Chinese government is intent on reducing its reliance on the Redmond-based software giant, and has announced a homegrown OS, which will be launched later this year. Although not confirmed by Microsoft, Satya Nadella is believed to visit the country later this month to smoothen relations with the Chinese government.
Source: SAIC; Via: Neowin
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.
i don't think so....
Ms should care "his home" first ;)
Microsoft sells the "N" editions of Windows which don't bundle Windows Media Player.
Additionally, in every version and edition of Windows, when we first start them we are encouraged to choose our browser.
This whole thing is completely idiotic.
Also what the deuce with the comparability 'issues'? Since when do they have to make their stuff compatible with other Office products?
The movie industry sells legitimate full blu-ray movies for $2 there. Why? They say to undercut what they are selling pirated version for on the street. Over here, they charge us $30 and throw the book at someone who gets caught torrenting. Utterly hypocritical.
then you can relocate office somewhere else, and then with internet you really keep selling your software, anyway, Chinese people usually pirate, like my country, so it's not like MS expect so much money from it. it sucks China starts to do this, instead of progress, it's like the world is going worse everyday. it seems humans are just like that