EU Rejects Microsoft Offer, Sources Say
European Union regulators have rejected Microsoft's latest offer to settle long-running antitrust charges but are continuing talks, sources said Tuesday.BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)European Union regulators have rejected as insufficient Microsoft Corp.s latest offer to settle long-running antitrust charges but are continuing talks, sources familiar with the discussions said Tuesday. With a decision from the EU due this spring, the U.S. software giant has been scrambling to avert what could be a far-reaching order to change the way it packages its dominant Windows desktop operating system and reveal more of its underlying code to rival manufacturers. Spokespeople for the European Commission and Microsoft declined to comment on a report in Tuesdays Financial Times that Microsoft had offered to include rival media player software on a CD-ROM packaged with personal computers to help resolve the case.
Microsoft said only that it "continues to work actively with the European Commission toward an amicable settlement in this case."