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NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – Microsoft’s Windows 11, the latest iteration of its 35-year-old personal computer operating system, boasts loads of new of features meant to position the software giant as the polite child in a classroom full of big bad technology bullies. The update also has at least one change that hearkens back to the days of Microsoft’s own anti-competitive behaviour.

At the software’s debut last Thursday (June 24), Microsoft touted developers’ choices to avoid app commissions, emphasised the ability to use outside app stores to download rival programs, and said it is offering promotions and financial rewards to small and local news creators.

All these points served to let Microsoft shine a light on how it is different than some of its rivals – Apple, Alphabet’s Google and Facebook.

iPhone maker Apple is fighting off a lawsuit over commissions charged in its App Store, with Microsoft backing plaintiff Epic Games, and Google and Facebook…

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