EU Closes Microsoft Antitrust Case
No fines assessed, thanks to deal to add browsers on Windows 7
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2009 5:00 AM CST
European Union Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes gestures while talking to the media during a press conference at the EU Commission headquarter in Brussels, Wednesday Dec. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Thierry Charlier)

(Newser) – The EU formally ended its decade-long antitrust battle against Microsoft today, consummating a deal made this summer. Microsoft has agreed to include rival browsers, including Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome, on European releases of Windows 7. In exchange, it won’t be assessed yet another fine—EU regulators have fined the big M more than $2 billion for various antitrust infractions.