At this time Microsoft operations are being investigated by European market regulators this comes at a time when the European Union has been promoting its "eEurope" initiative, with a goal to move all their public services online.
[COLOR=royalblue][...]"Under NO circumstances lose against Linux" in an e-mail to Microsoft executives sent last summer.
Discounting is a common corporate sales tactics in most circumstances. But under European law, companies that hold a dominant market position, like Microsoft, are prohibited from offering discounts intended to block competitors from the market.[/COLOR]