EU unlikely to follow US ruling on Microsoft

Microsoft Corp., which expressed pleasure with District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly’s antitrust ruling in the U.S. on Friday, is likely to be disappointed in its hopes that the U.S. ruling will set the tone for a similar ruling from European antitrust regulators, according to the software giant’s critics.

On Sunday, Microsoft’s associate general counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Horacio E. Guti