Robert McMillan at InfoWorld:
Security software vendor Symantec Corp. has complained to European Commission antitrust regulators about Microsoft Corp.’s entrance into the security business, setting the stage for a possible antitrust case against the Redmond, Washington, software company, the Dow Jones Newswire reported Thursday.
The “informal” complaint allows the Commission to consider whether or not an antitrust case against Microsoft is merited, said the report, citing unnamed sources.
Reports differ on exactly what’s going on here. Some have it that the European Commission raised the issue first and asked Symantec for information.