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EU prepares to settle Microsoft browser case

BRUSSELS (AP) - Computer software giant Microsoft may nearing the end of a long and costly antitrust battle with European Union regulators.

The deal would give Windows users a choice of web browsers.

Microsoft promised the changes after the EU charged it with monopoly abuse for tying the Internet Explorer browser to the Windows operating system installed on most of the world's desktop computers.

The European Commission says it will formally seek feedback from computer manufacturers, software companies and consumers on Friday. They have a month to respond to regulators.

Microsoft's offer would allow users to pick one of 12 browsers when they install Windows. They have a month to respond to regulators.

If the feedback is positive, that could see Microsoft's offer turned into a legally binding settlement to last five years.

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