Microsoft Customers Evaluate Sanctions

Microsoft customers and competitors will tell the European Commission within 10 days if the software giant's latest offer to comply with sanctions is acceptable to them, a Commission spokesman said on Friday. "The Commission will decide on whether it considers the proposals from Microsoft are satisfactory or not in light of the reactions in the marketplace," spokesman Jonathan Todd told reporters.

Nearly one year ago the European Commission found Microsoft violated antitrust laws and fined it 497 million euros. It also required Microsoft to offer a version of Windows without audiovisual software and to provide information about protocols so that makers of rival servers can compete. A judge last year rejected Microsoft's attempt to freeze the remedies.

News source: Reuters

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