Who Really Won in Microsoft vs. the EU?
Oct 27, 2007, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"My colleague over at Microsoft Watch, Joe Wilcox, declared that
'Microsoft bowed before the EU and took its whipping.' Eh, after a
couple of days to look at the decision, I don't think so. At best,
I'd say the European Union got the more favorable end of a
"To refresh your memory, here's the background. The EU opened a
series of anti-monopoly investigations against Microsoft starting
in 1999. The EU found that Microsoft had abused its dominance of
the operating systems market both by tying WMP (Windows Media
Player) to Windows and by failing to release information about
Windows to competitors in the server market..."