"The European Union opened an antitrust case against
Microsoft today, claiming it is abusing its market position in
computer operating systems software to dominate the market. The
European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said its action
followed a complaint from software rival Sun
"Microsoft breached EU antitrust rules by engaging in
discriminatory licensing and refusing to supply essential
information on its Windows operating system, Sun said."
"The EU has given Microsoft two months to reply to its case, and
any formal decision is unlikely by the end of the year, said Amelia
Torres, spokeswoman for EU Competition Commissioner Mario
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