No it does not. MS was punished already for the 90s case by the US DOJ. This is an entirely new case.
Uh, yes it does.
That is not my personal opinion. Firefox has succeeded and did so all on their own having just hit their billionth download without the help of any governmental body fining their competition for them. That is FACT and that does PROVE that bundling IE is not anti-competitive, if you have a good enough product to compete with that is.. It does not matter where Firefox came from or who makes it. Netscape just could not make a good enough browser to compete where Mozilla has.
That is your personal opinion. The courts disagree. Firefox is not a very good example either, as it is a non-profit volunteer project that arose from the ruins of Netscape (which, in the end, was unable to compete with Microsoft).
The point of Firefox getting their billionth download proves that MS didn't break the law, because if bundling IE with Windows in the era of Firefox is anti-competitive then Firefox should not have succeeded.
If you break the law, you should be punished. I don't see you people lining up to defend other criminals. It doesn't matter what Opera wants out of it.
It sounds like your the one that is naive. If you would take your head out of your ass you would see that the world is not only black and white. There is a perfectly legitimate gray area. Smaller companies complain and cause trouble for larger companies all the time. Especially when they can't develop a product that is as good or better than the one they are trying to compete against. Just seems like you have a chip on your shoulder over companies that find their niche and become and continue to be successful. Large companies should not have to appoligize for being successful.
I can't believe you're so god damn naive that you can't even imagine the possibility that the companies that are prosecuted (which are not just American) are actually guilty. Microsoft might make some nice products, but it's not your friend, and it's behavior in the past has been despicable.