The statement by Microsoft Ireland general manager Joe Macri comes right after a federal judge in the U.S. has endorsed an antitrust settlement between the computer software giant and the government, as well as nine individual American states.
“We look forward to continuing dialogue with the European Commission when they ask us some questions,” Macri said.
The European Commission says that Microsoft bundles its Media Player with its ubiquitous Windows operating system, putting rivals such as RealNetworks and Apple Computer Inc.’s QuickTime at a disadvantage.
The software plays music and shows videos, but it also serves as a platform to run other software. The Commission alleges software writers will prefer to design for the player included in Windows, making it hard for others to compete.