Microsoft Braces For Competitors Gripes At European Commission

Brussels, Nov 14: | Updated: Nov 15 2003, 05:30am hrs
Microsoft Corps hearing at the European Commission (EC) entered its third and final day on Friday, with the software giant braced for competitors complaints about its business practices. Regulators at the European Unions (EU) executive have charged Microsoft with using its Windows operating systems dominance in personal computers to attain an unfair advantage in other software markets.

Argument from Microsoft and its opponents have followed a predictable pattern in the past two days but observers are reading between the lines to see, if an amicable settlement could bring the Commissions five-year probe to a swift end.