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Microsoft still in trouble with EU

by on22 March 2007

Lets play monopoly


Microsoft is still using its monopoly powers to take control of the work group server operating market, according to the EU's top antitrust official.

Neelie Kroes, told the European Parliament that Microsoft was continuing to gain market share through abusive behavior.

The EU has already slapped a huge fine on Microsoft for doing just that three years ago. Microsoft had a 35-40 percent share of the work group server market in 1999 when the EU executive began to investigate. Now that figure is 70 to 75 percent of the market.

She claims that the only reason that has happened is because the company refuses to share information with competitors which would enable their products to interact with Windows software better.

Microsoft claims it is willing to share the information, but wants to charge too much for it, she said.

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Last modified on 23 March 2007
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