"Microsoft, facing new antitrust investigations in Europe,
published 30,000 pages of previously secret software code for its
ubiquitous Windows operating system on its Web site Thursday, in
what the company described as a significant concession toward
greater openness and compatibility with competitors.
"But the European Commission and some of those competitors
reacted coolly to the disclosure by the world's largest software
maker, noting that Microsoft had made similar claims in the past
which turned out to be only small changes in the status quo..."