Politics on a European Union level never have been very popular in the Netherlands, one of the EU-members. Europe is important but the EU’s verdict on MS does not help convincing me. It’s so stupid, any geek can explain in a couple of lines that it is the content which counts, not the software rendering the contents. The history of the case does demonstrate that very well. Nobody ever cared about Windows Media Player until new WMP formats, with a competitive quality, appeared. Besides that the Realplayer is a stinking spammer. I would gladly uninstall it, but on some sites real still has a monoploy. Quicktime is OK, it’s there and just works when it has to work.
I hope the EU will do something usefull with the cash, but I fear the worst.