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Redmond and Europe: We Cool?

The European Union fought like Conquistadors against XP, Windows Server, Vista and operating systems to be named later, claiming they violated all manner of antitrust law.

Despite an all-new wave of products, Redmond is still dealing with the aftermath of EU decisions made years ago, like a March 2004 ruling that claimed Microsoft leveraged its desktop monopoly to gain share in server operating systems. The company gave out over 8,000 pages of documents attempting to prove that Windows Server is as open to third parties as it is to Redmond itself. If you want to read Microsoft's obtuse explanation of the situation, go here.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 28, 2006 at 11:52 AM


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