In what some have called Microsoft’s “Second Front,” the European Union announced Feb. 9 at a news conference in Brussels that the EU has launched an antitrust investigation of software giant Microsoft. Microsoft’s U.S. antitrust trial is ongoing, with findings of law expected later this year.

The EU investigation will look at whether Microsoft’s new Windows 2000 breaks EU competition law by allowing the company to extend unfairly its dominance in personal computers to servers.

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