Groklaw reports that
Microsoft has been fined â‚¬280.5 million, the first time the EU Commission has ever had to do so. Neelie Kroes, EC rep, on the EU’s recent Microsoft fine:
“[…] it’s not the height of the level of the fine at a certain moment, but it is to give a clear signal to Microsoft that they have to deliver, that they have to stop their abuse of this situation.”
while trying to explain how a 3 million pound per day fine will
give a clear signal to Microsoft which takes in 14 million pounds a day from Microsoft Windows client licenses alone. Microsoft is appealing the decision.