I just saw it on German News TV as late breaking news: The EU commission which had to set the punishment for Microsoft in the case of misuse of a monopolistic position decided that MS has to pay the record sum of 497 Million Euro. My personal comment on that: Bleed, MS, I hope it hurts I will try to add a link to the story ASAP. Edit: More details on the TV newsreel: Reuter is reporting this, they refer to sources from inside the EU. The decision is to be made official on Wednesday. The fee could become even higher by Wednesday, it says.