Linux users fill complaint to the European Commission against Microsoft


An association of 8000 users of open-source software from Spain has filled a complaint against Microsoft in the European Commission. The 14-page document contains arguments againt Windows 8’s EFI Secure Boot which reportedly prohibits the user from installing a different operating system on a Windows 8 PC unless he asks Microsoft for keys.

A Microsoft spokesperson says MS are confident that their security measures abide by law and serve users’ security. The EC is yet to issue a statement, but in March 4 a spokesperson commented that the comission is familiar with Windows 8’s security mechanisms, but hasn’t received any evidence that MS’s practices infringe on european competition laws.

In the last decade Microsoft has paid the EC fines amounting to 2.2 billion euro, which makes the Redmond giant the biggest violator of its competition directives.

Source: Reuters