Starting March 1, Microsoft began offering a browser ballot screen ( to Windows users all over Europe. The ballot screen (also called the Choice Screen), which will be provided via a Windows Update, will contain the top 12 browsers including Safari, Opera, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.

It will have users pick a browser that they would like to use on their computer. This initiative was mandated by an agreement Microsoft reached last year with antitrust regulators in the European Commission. This was after Opera made the initial complaint to the Commission in December 2007 stating that Microsoft was engaging in anti-competitive practices by bundling IE with Windows.