Brief: EC Says Microsoft Is Anticompetitive

FRAMINGHAM (08/04/2000) - The European Commission this week charged Microsoft Corp. with abusing its position in the PC operating systems market by attempting to leverage that power to give itself an advantage over competitors in the server software market. Based on evidence supplied by Sun Microsystems Inc. - one of Microsoft's most bitter rivals - the commission claimed that the software vendor breached European Union antitrust rules by engaging in discriminatory licensing and by refusing to give some of its server operating system competitors sufficient information about its Windows interfaces.

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