Not good enough

News.com: Windows issue ‘not a concern’ for EU.

Seems some congressmen have got their nose out of joint about the EU sanctions against Microsoft’s abuse of monopoly behaviour. It seems the EU feels, along with most of the technology industry, that the anti-trust settlement in the US fell well short of what was required to halt the abuse of monopoly power by Microsoft. If I remember correctly, the EU waited until the US had determined the case before it persued the matter itself.

The congressmen perhaps should instead look at why the US case was so massively weakened after the Bush administration took office, because if the Justice Department had have done a more thorough job in the first place, the EU likely wouldn’t have acted.