Rivals attack Vista as illegal under EU rules
‘It said a so-called “open XML” platform file format, known as OOXML, is designed to run seamlessly only on the Microsoft Office platform. It governs the way a document is formatted and stored.
“The end result will be the continued absence of any real consumer choice, years of waiting for Microsoft to improve — or even debug — its monopoly products and of course high prices,” said Thomas Vinje, lawyer for ECIS, in the statement.
Other complainants in the group include Corel, RealNetworks , Linspire and Opera.’