Microsoft Hit with $613M EU Fine

The European Commission has fined Microsoft a record US $613 million (497.2 million euro) after it found the company abused its "virtual monopoly" with its Windows operating system and broke European antitrust law governing competition. EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti said the EU found that Microsoft "has abused its virtual monopoly power over the PC desktop in Europe. This is not a decision we have taken easily or hastily."

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March 24, 2004 01:55 PM | Posted in Microsoft


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Yeah, and if it weren't for them, you and I would still be 'buying' a crappy browser with proprietory HTML tags.

Comment by Clarified Butter at March 26, 2004 09:31 AM | Permalink

That's aprox. 4.5 billion Euro. (^^)//

Comment by Dan at March 26, 2004 04:10 PM | Permalink

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