Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) has announced plans to release Windows 7 in October 2009 without any Internet browser. The decision appears to have been taken in response to a "Statement of Objections" issued by the European Commission (Commission) on 15 January 2009 in which they highlighted concerns that the sale of Microsoft's Window's programme packaged with Internet Explorer (Microsoft's proprietary Internet Browser), may breach competition law by limiting the consumer's choice of browsers. However, the Commission's initial reaction to Microsoft's announcement is that the decision to separate the two products entirely may go too far and could, in practice, reduce consumer choice. In the meantime, the Commission is also considering Microsoft's response to its Statement of Objections which it received in April 2009. It may be some time yet before the Commission reaches a final decision on this investigation.