Focuses on a decision of the European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti US-based Microsoft Corp., Sun has the Commission complained that Microsoft has installed in its desktop operating system components that only “speak” Microsoft operating systems for servers. Sun has further complained that Microsoft released information about its operating systems to a number of partners, but not so the Commission has issued a formal complaint, but Monti’s decision is still pending at the time of … Read more »

Focuses on a decision of the European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti US-based Microsoft Corp., Sun has the Commission complained that Microsoft has installed in its desktop operating system components that only “speak” Microsoft operating systems for servers. Sun has further complained that Microsoft released information about its operating systems to a number of partners, but not so the Commission has issued a formal complaint, but Monti’s decision is still pending at the time the case. As background for this decision, the case contains information about the U.S. antitrust case against Microsoft, U.S. and European competition law, and how the European legislators have treated with links between IT components in the past.
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Julio J. Rotemberg,
Michelle Kalka
Source: Harvard Business School
24 pages.
Release Date: 10 April 2001. Prod #: 701043-PDF-ENG
Competition policy in the European Union and the Power of Microsoft HBR case solution