The long-running dispute between Microsoft and the European Union will finally be decided on Monday. Three years ago, the European Union issued an anti-trust ruling against Microsoft for what it said was an illegal abuse of Microsoft's near-monopoly in the computer operating system market.
According to Jonathan Todd of the European Commission, the case is a classic example of dirty tricks by a powerful company.
It ordered the company to change its business practices. It also imposed the highest fine in European history - almost half-a-billion euros.