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Microsoft attacked in Europe for unfair competition


Free software companies denounce the fact that Microsoft is pushing its cloud offerings into Windows 10 and 11.

Microsoft was at the heart of antitrust proceedings in the 1990s and the turn of the millennium.

After two decades of respite, the Seattle giant could once again have business with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition.

The latter announced in October that it had launched a preliminary investigation into the anti-competitive practices of the American group, opened following a complaint filed in July 2020 by its compatriot Slack.

It is now the turn of a coalition of European companies to announce that they have seized the Brussels authority in order to denounce Microsoft's business practices.

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The charge is being carried out by the German company Nextcloud, a free cloud file hosting solution for individuals and professionals.

It is supported by around thirty European companies or professional associations such as Aqua Ray, Linagora or Whaller.

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The coalition lodged a complaint against Microsoft in early 2021 with the Commission

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Source: lefigaro

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