The pressure is on Microsoft again

Kroes sets deadline for Microsoft to hand over software secrets

This is the headline on a Guardian article in todays paper [link].

The last time the European Union forced Microsoft to produce that lame version of Windows XP without Mediaplayer. This time they are forcing Microsoft to reveal all its inside secrets of Windows. Not only Windows XP but also Windows server.

I don’t know what I would do if I were mr. Balmer. Give in or say ‘screw you’. The fact is if Microsoft were to say “OK, no more Windows for Europe”. I think the political life of Mrs Kroes would be very short.