How much will that 280 Million Euro fine affect Microsoft's business? Not much, apparently, or at least not Vista. Microsoft has announced that the fine recently imposed by the EU will not impact the development or release of Vista, which as we've heard is already teetering on the edge of another delay.

Darren Huston of Microsoft Japan says they are still committed to the January release, and obviously the company has more than enough capital to cover the fines should their appeals fail. From a business aspect, this is good for the investors and companies looking forward to Vista integration in the coming months.