EU fines Microsoft, orders new version of Windows

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 24 Mar 2004

BRUSSELS - The European Union fined Microsoft Corp. more than $800 million Wednesday, ruling that the company had abused its "near monopoly" on computer operating systems.

It also gave the software giant 90 days to offer a new version of its Windows operating software, and 120 days to hand over some programming code to rival software manufacturers.

Microsoft plans to appeal the rulings.

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