Yahoo is reporting, via the Associated Press, that Microsoft has lost its appeal of a European antitrust order.
What this means is that in Europe, Microsoft must share communications code with rivals as well as offering a copy of Windows that does not contain the Windows Media Player. That's not all though - their pocketbooks felt quite a pinch from the ruling, with a $613 million fine being handed out.
The EU Court of First Instance ruled against Microsoft on both parts of the case, saying the European Commission was correct in concluding that the world's biggest software company was guilty of monopoly abuse in trying to use its power over desktop computers to muscle into server software.
You can also check out the court ruling, thanks to today's internet where you can find pretty much anything online.