Microsoft, Europeans argue over ruling

A year and a month after the European Union's landmark antitrust ruling against Microsoft, the software company has still not carried out either of the resulting orders, and this week the two sides argued over when a progress report might be forthcoming.

The European commissioner for competition, Neelie Kroes, wrote to Microsoft last month requesting information on how the company would comply with the antitrust ruling. The deadline for a response was Monday, but two days later she has still received no reply, European officials said. There was speculation that Microsoft, based in Redmond, Wash., was testing the European Commission's patience, but the company insisted that was not the case. Tom Brookes, a public relations adviser to Microsoft, said a reply was "imminent."

News source: C|Net

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