Microsoft will likely be issued a fine by the European Commission by the end of March, according to reports. The Commission accused Microsoft Corp. last October of breaking a promise made more than a decade ago to allow users to choose Internet browsers to use on its Windows operating system. The agreement was made in 2009, allowing the company to avoid a major penalty. Three sources familiar with the matter said the Commission will fine Microsoft, one saying that the fine will be issued before Easter; a spokesperson for the authority declined to comment.
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