No matter how big Microsoft really, is offering the browser choice screen on new computers in Europe was a move that required swallowing lots of pride, nearly 20 years ago. In the screen, you get an option other than the default Internet Explorer as to what kind of browser you want — Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera. However, the European Commission is fining Microsoft, yet again, for non-compliance on MSFT’s part for not including the screen in Windows 7 SP1.
The only way this becomes more of a burn is that Microsoft states it was simply a error, as they had been complying with the policy for an extended period of time. Whatever it is, $730 million is a fine that Microsoft will feel.