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EC Issues 'Statement of Objections'
The clash between the EU and Microsoft began when, on February 09, 2000, just before the release of Windows 2000 O/S9, the EC's Commissioner for Competition, Mario Monti (Monti) announced that the launch of Windows 2000 O/S along with server software, could breach EU's antitrust rules (Refer Table I for list of O/S released by Microsoft).
Microsoft refused to provide such information regarding Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, and the latest Windows 2000, to Sun. This meant that people using Windows O/S could use only Windows server O/S for achieving complete interoperability. This affected the business of competing server O/S manufacturers like Sun...
8] "Microsoft's EU Fight Seen as Vista Threat,"
ww.zdnet.com, April 20, 2006.
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