E.C. Plans To Probe Microsoft Office

Law360 (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- E.U. Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said Thursday that complaints over Microsoft Office have prompted the regulator to take action.

Kroes, who spoke at the Fordham Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy, declined to comment further on the investigation.

Microsoft Corp. has said its Office 2007 software will not permit users to save information as a Portable Document Format. The company decided to scrap the format after Adobe Systems Inc. requested that the company make customers pay a fee to save Office documents as a...
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