The Barbarians Are Still After Gates

ELAINE THOMPSON/AP

Microsoft chief Bill Gates

Microsoft just can't seem to get a break in Europe. After a U.S. judge gave Bill Gates a victory by approving his company's settlement with the Justice Department, E.U. regulators last week argued that their own case against the software giant was significantly different and vowed to press ahead. That may be based on pride as much as uniqueness: the U.S. decision addresses one core E.U. issue by forcing Microsoft to share information to make Windows work with competing server software, while the other key issue — bundling extra programs into Windows — has been remanded to an appeals court for...

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