"European Commission experts have concluded that US software
giant Microsoft Corp violated EU antitrust rules, but their
proposed remedies need refining to withstand court scrutiny,
sources familiar with the case said.
"The experts have proposed two major requirements--making
Microsoft share more proprietary information with its rivals and
uncoupling its Media Player software from the ubiquitous Windows
operating system, sources told Reuters.
"The three-year-old probe is the most politically charged
competition investigation the EU executive has conducted since its
controversial 2001 veto of a planned merger between US corporations
General Electric and Honeywell..."
"A European Commission spokeswoman declined to comment on
Wednesday on whether EU experts had reached a decision against
software giant Microsoft in an antitrust case, adding a conclusion
was still months away..."