EU said that Microsoft cannot only offer Internet Explorer with Windows in EU nations.
Regulations have forced Microsoft, the world's biggest software company, to open up its Windows operating system to rival internet browsers in a landmark decision.
Bringing down the curtain on a decade-long antitrust tussle, the legally-binding agreement will see new computer users presented as of March 2010 with 12 browser options when they configure their systems.
Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera, from the Norwegian company that first complained to competition enforcers in December 2007, will each be displayed prominently alongside Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
A present for open-source extremists in Europe from the EU?
All it was because Microsoft is a US company? Or am I the only one feel it was a bit too harsh?
Can someone please tell me what are the responses from those pro-Microsoft commentators (e.g. Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte)?