PCInk - 10:30 am on Mar 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
Being free is irrelevant. They are a profit making company with competitors that are affected and Europe allow competition but not monopolies.
Think of the Royal Bank of Scotland. They are a bank I can put money into and they don't charge the customer for this service (in most cases). You can use them for free for basic services.
Hasn't stopped the EU breaking them up into separate companies for apparently being too large.
It's the first time I have remember Microsoft on the complainant end of competition suit. They are usually defending!